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tr.v. cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing, cau·ter·iz·es
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

[Middle English cauterizen, from Late Latin cautērizāre, to cauterize, brand, from Latin cautērium, cautery; see cautery.]

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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A method of destroying tissue by burning, used during surgery.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cauterization - 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
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n (Med) → Kaustik f, → Kauterisation f
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n. cauterización, quemadura producida por medio de un agente cauterizante tal como el calor, la corriente eléctrica, o un cáustico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n cauterización f
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Conclusion: Chemical cauterization with silver nitrate along with fucidic acid ointment application was found to be more effective as compared to xylometazoline nasal spray and fucidic Acid ointment application in treating idiopathic pediatric epistaxis.
Various treatment modalities include surgical excision, chemical cauterization, laser resurfacing, electrosurgery and dermabrasion.
As a result, the concentration of phenol applied to the sinus decreases rapidly, and the phenol concentration might not be enough for the chemical cauterization of hair that cause the disease, chronic infection, and debris.
A final diagnosis of an infected KCOT was made and a month later the lesion was enucleated in toto under general anesthesia followed by chemical cauterization by of the cystic cavity with Carnoy's solution.
Chemical cauterization with silver nitrate or copper sulphate, (2).
A study of closure of tympanic membrane perforations by chemical cauterization. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012;64(4):389-92.
Chemical cauterization with phenol is recommended for large primary lesion to kill any surface tumor cells of the curetted cavity [3].