electrodesiccation
noun Date: 1919 the drying up of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode — called also fulguration

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  • Electrodesiccation — Use of an electric current to destroy cancerous tissue and control bleeding. * * * Destruction of lesions or sealing off of blood vessel s (usually of the skin, but also of available surfaces of mucous membrane) by monopolar high frequency… …   Medical dictionary

  • electrodesiccation — n.; see fulguration …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • electrodesiccation — /əˌlɛktroʊˌdɛsəˈkeɪʃən/ (say uh.lektroh.desuh kayshuhn), /i / (say ee ) noun (in medicine) the destruction of small growths especially on skin, the cervix, etc., by diathermy …   Australian English dictionary

  • electrodesiccation — The drying of tissue by a high frequency electric current applied with a needle shaped electrode …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • electrodesiccation —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at electro + noun Etymology: electr + desiccation : the drying up of tissue by use of a high frequency electric current applied with a needle electrode …   Useful english dictionary

  • Electrodesiccation and curettage — (EDC, ED C, or ED+C) is a commonly performed procedure by dermatologists, surgeons and general practitioners for the treatment of basal cell cancers and squamous cell cancers of the skin.[1] Contents 1 The procedure 2 Applications[6][7] …   Wikipedia

  • Фульгурация (Figuration, Electrodesiccation) — разрушение с помощью диатермических инструментов бородавок, поверхностных разрастании, или избыточной ткани, особенно внутри мочевого пузыря. Последняя операция выполняется через уретру при одновременном наблюдении через цистоскоп. Источник:… …   Медицинские термины

  • ED&C — electrodesiccation and curettage …   Medical dictionary

  • EDN — electrodesiccation; eosinophil derived neurotoxin …   Medical dictionary

  • fulguration — electrodesiccation; n. the destruction with a diathermy instrument of warts, growths, or unwanted areas of tissue, particularly inside the bladder. This latter operation is performed via the urethra and viewed through a cystoscope …   The new mediacal dictionary

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