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n. pl. cau·ter·ies
1. An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
2. The act or process of cauterizing.

[Middle English cauterie, from Latin cautērium, branding iron, cautery, from Greek kautērion, from kaiein, kau-, to burn.]


n, pl -teries
1. (Surgery) the coagulation of blood or destruction of body tissue by cauterizing
2. (Surgery) Also called: cauterant an instrument or chemical agent for cauterizing


(ˈkɔ tə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. any substance or instrument, as an electric current or hot iron, used to destroy tissue.
2. the process of destroying tissue with a cautery.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cautērium < Greek kautḗrion, derivative of kautḗr branding iron]


the act of cauterization, or burning away of dead tissue.
See also: Surgery
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cautery - 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
cryocautery - an instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
searing iron - a hot iron used to destroy tissue
2.cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
cryocautery - application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat


n. cauterizador, instrumento utilizado para destruir tejidos por medio de electricidad, calor o sustancias químicas.


n cauterio
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I mean this: When a carpenter is ill he asks the physician for a rough and ready cure; an emetic or a purge or a cautery or the knife,-- these are his remedies.
However, newer technology in the form of nasal endoscopes and bipolar nasal cautery probes potentially permits the localisation and cauterisation of the bleeding site in an awake patient in an outpatient setting.
WASHINGTON -- Patients who are sicker, who are taking warfarin, and whose polyps are removed by snare with cautery are at higher risk for complications following screening or surveillance colonoscopy, according to an analysis presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week.
If the bleeding continues to be bothersome, a surgeon or gastroenterologist might consider superficial cautery of the area that is bleeding.
A dermatologist can also get rid of them with cautery (a redhot wire that sizzles them) or a laser.
In the United States and other high-resource countries where vasectomy is popular, cautery (burning the inside of the ends of the vas) and/or metal clips, often with fascial interposition, are the most common techniques.
The harmonic scalpel is associated with less blood loss than unipolar cautery for uterine incisions performed during laparoscopic myomectomy, Dr.
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If this mixture is ignited by a spark from a surgical implement such as an electric cautery, the result can be what the article refers to as "intra-abdominal fires.
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These are most commonly treated by soft palate cautery, when a hot iron is used to make the palate firmer, or the 'tie-forward', where the larynx is manually tied forward using steel stitches, as was the case with the Paul Nicholls-trained chaser Royal Auclair.
The turbinate cautery procedures--30801 ("cautery and/or ablation, mucosa of inferior turbinates, unilateral or bilateral, any method; superficial") and 30802 (cautery/and or ablation mucosa of inferior turbinates, unilateral or bilateral, any method; intramural)--both have 10-day global periods, with 5.