Chemical Cauterization

Chemical CauterizationThe medical practice or technique of cauterization c. 1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare "to burn or brand with a hot iron," from Greek ____________ > kauteriazein, from kauter "burning or branding iron," from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Related: Cauterized; cauterizing. is the burning of part of a body to remove or close off a part of it in a process called cautery, which destroys some tissue in an attempt to mitigate bleeding and damage, remove an undesired growth-or minimize other potential medical harm, such as infections when antibiotics are unavailable.[1] The practice was once widespread for treatment of wounds. Its utility before the advent of antibiotics was said to be effective on several levels:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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