talc operation

talc op·er·a·tion

an obsolete operation in which magnesium silicate (talc) powder is applied to the epicardium to create a sterile granulomatous pericarditis and thus promote pericardial anastomoses with the coronary circulation.
Synonym(s): poudrage (2)

talc op·er·a·tion

(talk op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
An obsolete operation in which magnesium silicate (talc) powder is applied to the epicardium to create a sterile granulomatous pericarditis and thus promote pericardial anastomoses with the coronary circulation.
Synonym(s): poudrage (2) .
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
At a time when environmental concerns rage, Rio Tinto Minerals' Timmins-area talc operations have reduced their consumption of electricity by 16 per cent and fossil fuel by 41 per cent in the last five years.