sclerotherapy
noun Date: 1944 the injection of a sclerosing agent (as saline) into a varicose vein to produce inflammation and scarring which closes the lumen and is followed by shrinkage

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  • Sclerotherapy — is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations (vascular malformations) and also those of the lymphatic system. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. It is used for children and young adults… …   Wikipedia

  • sclerotherapy — Treatment involving the injection of a sclerosing solution into vessels or tissues. SYN: sclerosing therapy. * * * sclero·ther·a·py .skler ō ther ə pē n, pl pies the injection of a sclerosing agent (as morrhuate sodium) into a varicose vein to… …   Medical dictionary

  • sclerotherapy — n. treatment of varicose veins by the injection of an irritant solution. This causes thrombophlebitis, which encourages obliteration of the varicose vein by thrombosis and subsequent scarring. Sclerotherapy is also used for treating haemorrhoids… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sclerotherapy — /sklear euh ther euh pee, skler /, n. Med. a treatment for varicose veins in which blood flow is diverted and the veins collapsed by injection of a hardening solution, also used cosmetically in spider veins to eliminate discoloration. [1940 45;… …   Universalium

  • sclerotherapy — noun A treatment for varicose veins and hemorrhoids involving an injection of material into a blood vessel in order to make it harden and shrink See Also: sclerosis …   Wiktionary

  • sclerotherapy — [ˌsklɪərə(ʊ) θɛrəpi, ˌsklɛ ] noun Medicine the treatment of varicose blood vessels by the injection of an irritant which causes inflammation, coagulation of blood, and narrowing of the blood vessel wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • sclerotherapy — scle•ro•ther•a•py [[t]ˌsklɪər əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌsklɛr [/t]] n. med a treatment for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and bleeding in which blood flow is diverted and the veins collapsed by injection of a hardening solution …   From formal English to slang

  • sclerotherapy — ˌ noun Etymology: scler + therapy : the injection of a sclerosing agent (as saline) into a varicose vein to produce inflammation and scarring which closes the lumen and is followed by shrinkage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Терапия Склерозирующая (Sclerotherapy) — метод лечения варикозного расширения вен путем введения в сосуды склерозирующсго раствора. Это вызывает развитие тромбофлебита, в результате которого ускоряется облитерация варикозной вены тромбом с последующим склерозированием. Склерозирующая… …   Медицинские термины

  • sclerosing injection — sclerotherapy …   Medical dictionary

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