The invention is designed to replace and upgrade cauterizing
tools currently used in surgical procedures.
Other researchers are pursuing HIFU as a method for cauterizing
hemorrhaging internal wounds (SN: 1/6/01, p.
It is angry and destructive, an ill but cauterizing
wind that never forgets the novel's first command: Invent.
Every few years, we see a report of a case of facial nerve paralysis that occurred because the cauterizing
agent, usually silver nitrate, was applied too aggressively at the wrong site.
With high-intensity focused ultrasound, the ultrasound is focused to deliver thermal energy in excess of 550 C to a point inside the body destroying tissue or cauterizing
a lesion or blood vessel, usually without damaging surrounding tissue.
Bleeding" a rat means anesthetizing the animal, cutting off the end of its tail, squeezing its blood into a vial, and then cauterizing
the wound with a hot glass rod.
Some chapters deal with medical ideas, doctrine, and the arsenal of therapies--bleeding, purging, urine tasting, cutting for stone, puncturing the skull, cauterizing
wounds--that comprised the early modern repertoire.