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 (Ho) [hol´me-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 67, atomic weight 164.930. (See Appendix 6.)
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hol·mi·um (Ho),

An element of the lanthanide group, atomic no. 67, atomic wt. 164.93032.
[L. Holmia, for Stockholm]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(Ho) (hol'mē-ŭm)
An element of the lanthanide group, atomic no. 67, atomic wt. 164.93032.
[L. Holmia, for Stockholm]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Efficacy of Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate in Patients with a Small Prostate ([less than or equal to]30 mL).
Two [micro]m CW laser has an excellent cutting capacity similar to holmium:YAG laser and also has better hemostasis similar to the green laser.
Smith, "Comparison of the pulsed dye and holmium lasers for stone fragmentation: in-vitro studies and clinical experience," Proceedings of SPIE, vol.
In one of our cases (case 5), holmium laser was used for subglottic stenosis excision.
Holmium laser lithotripsy under direct peroral cholangioscopy by using an ultra-slim upper endoscope for patients with retained bile duct stones (with video).
The disintegration of calculi deposits was performed with the use of a pneumatic lithotripter or a holmium laser lithotripter.
Tipu et al20 in a local study found Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy to be superior to pneumatic lithoclast in terms of rate of stone clearance and complications, especially in proximal ureteral stones.
Mekhemer [17] has studied the surface characterization of holmium oxide-zirconia catalyst and reported that the addition holmium oxide (Ho2O3) into zirconia produced or exposed highly reactive basic sites (O2- and/or OH-) on the catalyst surface.
This agreement enhances the partnership between AMS and New Star, a subsidiary of Syneron, in supplying holmium lasers for the treatment of kidney stones.
For the first time, the possibility of substitution of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and yttrium (Y), respectively, to neodymium (Nd), terbium (Tb) and holmium (Ho), was presented in the carbonate reef sediments of the Kok-Dumalak oil and gas-bearing field (Uzbekistan) [9], and later in the REE spectra of high molecular weight compounds (HMWC) of the produced and residual oils of different regions (West Siberia, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan) Figure 1.
They placed atoms of holmium on a platinum surface.