Surgical Terms

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anesthesia

substance used to render a patient insensitive to pain

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an-

esthesi/o

not

feeling / sensation

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anesthetize

render a patient insensitive to pain

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an-

esthesi/o

not

feeling / sensation

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bandage

material used to cover dressing, to protect the dressing and hold it in place

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biopsy

procedure to remove tissue for diagnosis and / or treatment

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bi/o

-opsy

life

process of viewing

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cyberknife

combination of MRI and CT imaging technology that uses precisely aimed radiation to treat cancers

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drain

device the establishes a channel for drainage of fluid or material from a cavity, wound or infected area

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drainage

material that exits a wound, cavity or infected area

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dressing

material used to cover a wound, protect it and enhance healing

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excise

remove by cutting

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ex-

-cision

out

to cut

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forceps

instrument with two blades, used for holding or grasping tissues, supplies or other instruments

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hemostat

small surgical instrument used for clamping blood vessels

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hem/o

-stat

blood

stand

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incision

surgical wound produced by cutting

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-in

-cision

into

cut

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intubation

insertion of a tube into the nose or mouth to provide for artificial breathing with the aid of a ventilator

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-in

-tub/o

-tion

into

tube

process of

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laparoscope

endoscope used to examine the abdomen that frequently includes capabilities of grasping and cutting, used for performing surgery of the gallbladder appendix, uterus and others

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lapar/a

-scope

abdominal walls

instrument to view

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reduction

correction of a fracture, realignment of bone fragments

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re-

duct/o

-tion

back

to carry / carrying

process of

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resection

to surgically remove

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re-

sect/o

-tion

back

cut

process of

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retractor

instrument used to separate or hold tissues apart during surgery

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re-

tract/o

-tion

back

pull / pulling

process of

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scalpel

cutting instrument, usually consisting of a blade and a handle

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sponge

porous, absorbent material used to soak up fluids during surgery

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suction

aspiration of gas or fluid by mechanical means