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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.
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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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Patent and Trademark Office describes: "A cauterizing system having a cauterizer tool for performing cauterization procedures, a cauterizer cord for carrying power to the cauterizer tool, a plug and a power cord for carrying power from the plug to the cauterizer cord, and a housing in which is mounted a mechanism for retracting and extending the cauterizer cord and the power cord."
Most surgeons of the time practiced searing, disinfecting gunshot wounds with boiling oil and stopping bleeding by cauterizing arteries (without anesthetics, of course).
Lumendi, LLC has has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the DiLumen Is Endolumenal Interventional Scissors, a sterile, single-use, disposable, monopolar electrosurgical device for cutting, dissecting, and cauterizing tissue within the digestive tract during endoscopic procedures.
But, at high intensities, targeted waves can destroy a specific bit of tissue, for instance, cauterizing a blood vessel to stop internal bleeding.
These two cauteries are designed for surface wound cauterizing. The Hotsy 3000 has a 5-inch flexible extension to a loop tip and is designed for internal use in deeper areas such as in abdominal or pelvic surgeries.
Both are designed for surface wound cauterizing. The Hotsy 3000 has a 5-inch flexible extension to a loop tip for internal use in deeper areas, while the Hotsy Totsy has a fine tip designed for minor cases such as lacerations and subungual hematomas.