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Definition: 'Fulguration'

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fulguration

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ful′gŭ-rā′shŭn

Definitions:
1. Destruction of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current: direct fulguration uses an insulated electrode with a metal point, which is connected to the uniterminal of the high-frequency apparatus, from which a spark of electricity is allowed to impinge on the area to be treated; indirect fulguration involves directly connecting the patient by a metal handle to the uniterminal and using an active electrode to complete an arc from the patient.



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