Definition of Curettage

1. Noun. Surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette.




Definition of Curettage

1. Noun. (medicine) The removal of unwanted tissue from a body cavity using a curette. ¹

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Definition of Curettage

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Medical Definition of Curettage

1. The removal of growths or other material from the wall of a cavity or other surface, as with a curet. Synonym: curettement. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curettage

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cure-all
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cured
cureless
curelessness
curer
curers
cures
curet
curetment
curetonite
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curettage (current term)
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curfew
curfewed
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curiae
curial

Literary usage of Curettage

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1. Operative Gynecology by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1920)
"curettage OF CERVIX. The curettage here referred to is vigorous ... When the inflammation is extensive, the cervix curettage is simply an incident in the ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"The endolaryngeal measures, and of these the curettage, are naturally of the greatest ... curettage, which was favorably spoken of by fifteen nembers of the ..."

3. Moral problems in hospital practice by Patrick A. Finney (1922)
"Obstetrical writers as a rule recommend some form of curettage, as a means of emptying ... Both are best fulfilled by instrumental curettage of the uterus. ..."

4. Gynecological and Obstetrical Tuberculosis by Charles Camblos Norris (1921)
"If the lesions be ulcer- ative or friable, a light curettage may be performed and the ... curettage is of little value in the hypertrophic varieties of ..."

5. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"The method of its employment does not differ from that already described in connection with exploratory curettage as a means of diagnosis in endometritis ..."

6. Text-book of gynecological diagnosis by Georg Winter, Carl Ruge (1909)
"In disease of the mucous membrane of the body, in which inspection is of no use whatever and palpation often fails to supply any information, curettage of ..."

7. Diagnostic and therapeutic technic ; a manual of practical procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"curettage. curettage, or the scraping of the inner lining of the uterine cavity, ... curettage is dangerous in the presence of submucous fibroids, ..."

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