Cautery

The destruction of tissue, usually to prevent bleeding, by applying a caustic substance or hot instrument.

Cautery

• (n.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. • (n.) The iron of other agent in cauterizing.
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cautery

(kaw´tәr-e) a caustic substance or hot or cold instrument used in cauterization. cauterization. chemical cautery chemocautery. cold cautery cryocautery. electric cautery electrocautery (def. 2).
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cautery

cauterization noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
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Cautery

Cau'ter·y noun ; plural Cauteries . [ Latin cauterium , Greek .... See Cauter .] 1. (Medicine) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. 2. The iron o...
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cautery

cautery The destruction or searing of viable tissue by an agent; such as, heat, electricity, or a caustic chemical.
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cautery

cautery, searing or destruction of living animal tissue by use of heat or caustic chemicals. In the past, cauterization of open wounds, even those following amputation of a limb, was performed with hot irons; this served to close off the bleeding vessels as well as to discourage infection. In modern...
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Cautery

Controlling bleeding or destroying an area of body tissue, using either a needle heated by an electric current, or a chemical substance.
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Cautery

In surgery, cautery is the searing or burning of living flesh by a hot iron (actual cautery) or a caustic substance (potential cautery). The name is thus also given to a heated metal instrument used for burning or searing organic tissue.
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cautery

The application of a caustic substance, a hot instrument, an electric current, or other agent to destroy tissue. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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cautery

Type: Term Pronunciation: kaw′ter-ē Definitions: 1. An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals. 2. Use of a cautery.
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cautery

[n] - an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it 2. [n] - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
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