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cauterize

 [kaw´ter-īz]
to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'ter-īz),
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cauterize

(kô′tə-rīz′)
tr.v. cauter·ized, cauter·izing, cauter·izes
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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cauterize

verb To stop bleeding with high heat or a chemical–eg, silver nitrate
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Cauterize

To use heat or chemicals to stop bleeding, prevent the spread of infection, or destroy tissue.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Some of the newer instruments have the ability to both cut and cauterize tissue, providing a surgeon with the control of a scalpel in the same instrument that can also cauterize to control bleeding.
According to Lewis, his technology could lead to such innovations as cell phone-size devices that military medics could carry to cauterize bleeding wounds, or dental machines to enable the body to instantly absorb locally injected anesthetic.
Sometimes the doctor will cauterize your nose, which involves having bleeding vessels sealed with chemical solution or a heating device.
Crum says that HIFU could heat tissue to 80[degrees]C--high enough to cauterize a blood vessel and stop the bleeding.
"The main idea is to find the spot that's causing the rapid heartbeats and cauterize it," McClelland said.
A C[O.sub.2] laser at 10 ms, 2 W, and 30 m] defocused was used to cauterize the small peripheral vasculature.
Only about 15 percent of cases of wet macular degeneration are treatable using the only current technology available--laser light to cauterize the rogue vessels to stanch the flow.
I use a microswab dipped in 85% trichloroacetic acid to cauterize the edges of the perforation until the margin of the perforation turns white.
In such cases, we apply silver nitrate to cauterize the tissue, and then we remove the polyp with microscissors.
In the patient with Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, we used a 600-[micro]m fiber at 4 to 6 W in near-contact mode to cauterize the telangiectasias.