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fulguration

 [ful″gu-ra´shun]
destruction of living tissue by electric sparks generated by a high-frequency current.
direct fulguration that in which an insulated electrode with a metal point is connected to the uniterminal and an electric spark is allowed to impinge on the area being treated.
indirect fulguration that in which the patient is connected directly by a metal handle to the uniterminal and the operator uses an active electrode to complete an arc from the patient.

ful·gu·ra·tion

, direct fulgurationindirect fulguration (ful'gŭ-rā'shŭn),
Destruction of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current: direct fulguration uses an insulated electrode with a metal point, which is connected to the uniterminal of the high-frequency apparatus, from which a spark of electricity is allowed to impinge on the area to be treated; indirect fulguration involves directly connecting the patient by a metal handle to the uniterminal and using an active electrode to complete an arc from the patient.
[L. fulgur, lightning stroke]

fulguration

The controlled surgical destruction of tissue by fulguration (using high-frequency electric current), in particular at margins of a malignancy.

fulguration

Surgery Destroying tissue with an electric current; cauterization. See Electrocauterization.

ful·gu·ra·tion

(ful'gŭr-ā'shŭn)
Destruction of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current: direct fulguration uses an insulated electrode with a metal point, which is connected to the uniterminal of the high-frequency apparatus, from which a spark of electricity is allowed to impinge on the area to be treated; indirect fulguration involves directly connecting the patient by a metal contact to the uniterminal and utilizing an active electrode to complete an arc from the patient.
[L. fulgur, lightning stroke]

fulguration

Destruction of tissue by DIATHERMY.

ful·gu·ra·tion

(ful'gŭr-ā'shŭn)
Destruction of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current: direct fulguration uses an insulated electrode with a metal point, which is connected to the uniterminal of the high-frequency apparatus, from which a spark of electricity is allowed to impinge on the area to be treated; indirect fulguration involves directly connecting the patient by a metal contact to the uniterminal and utilizing an active electrode to complete an arc from the patient.
[L. fulgur, lightning stroke]
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