Definition of Cauterisation

1. Noun. The act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing.




Medical Definition of Cauterisation

1. A procedure performed on the skin or mucosa to effect scarring, often used to remove lesions or control bleeding. May be performed thermally, electrically, cryocautery (cold) or by laser. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cauterisation

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Literary usage of Cauterisation

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1. Manual of gynecology by David Berry Hart (1893)
"cauterisation may be done with nitrate of silver or the red-hot wire. ... fistula is of any size, cauterisation not only fails to close it but converts its ..."

2. The North American Medical and Surgical Journal (1828)
"If cauterisation were relied on, why so prodigal in medication of other kinds. ... Erysipelas cured by cauterisation.—A young soldier of the royal guard had ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1862)
"OX cauterisation BY ELECTRIC HEAT IX THE TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DISEASES OF WOMEN. By ROBERT ELUS, Esq. The cautériser consisted of the ordinary handle used ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1878)
"ON EXCESSIVE cauterisation" OF THE CERVIX UTERI. By Dr. J. WALLACE, Honorary Assistant Physician to the Ladies' ... Excessive and Prolonged cauterisation. ..."

5. Handy-book of the treatment of women's and children's diseases: According to by Emil Dillnberger (1871)
"cauterisation of the Mucous Membrane of the Vagina. This proceeding is instituted with crystalline, powdered or fluid caustics. The one solid body used is ..."

6. Rabies and Hydrophobia: Their History, Nature, Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention by George Fleming (1872)
"This compression is a most essential adjunct of suction, washing, cauterisation, and other local treatment at the time of the accident, and ought to be at ..."

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