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Definition of the noun ablation

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noun - plural: ablations

  1. surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  2. the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

Alternative definition of the noun ablation


  1. A carrying or taking away; removal.
  2. [medicine] The surgical removal of a body part; amputation.
  3. [sciences] The progressive removal of material by any of a variety of processes such as vaporization under heat or chipping.


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Ablation is removal of material from the surface of an object by vaporization, chipping, or other erosive processes. Examples of ablative materials are described below, and include spacecraft material for ascent and atmospheric reentry, ice and snow in glaciology, biological tissues in medicine and passive fire protection materials.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ablation

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Google previewSemiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal Nanoparticles (2016)

Physical Properties and Device Applications by Tupei Chen, Yang Liu

Laser ablation is a very versatile top-down method that can be done in an ambient atmosphere, in a vacuum or even in a...

Google previewWomen's Health Across the Lifespan (2010)

A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach by Laura Marie Borgelt

Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that selectively destroys the endometrium, often leading to oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea. Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive method that is an alternative to hysterectomy in women with ...

Google previewClinical and Translational Science (2016)

Principles of Human Research by David Robertson, Gordon H. Williams

Image-guided ablation is a technique that utilizes chemical or energy-based methods (thermal and nonthermal) to directly...

Google previewManagement of Heart Failure (2008)

Volume 2: Surgical by Jai Raman

Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for patients with heart failure who have an ICD and medically refractory VT. Specific indications...

The ideal candidate for VT ablation is a patient with recurrent monomorphic VT, which ...

Google previewThe Future of the World's Climate (2012)

by Ann Henderson-Sellers, K. McGuffie

The leading fact about surface ablation is that it is found to be proportional to elevation. Barring...

The main energy source for internal ablation is the potential energy released by downward motion of the flowing ice and of surface meltwater.

Google previewPhysics of Thermal Therapy (2016)

Fundamentals and Clinical Applications by Eduardo Moros

Historically, chemical ablation is the oldest method for practical purposes and is performed by instillation of 95–100%...

Assuming the area is completely treated, an advantage over chemical ablation is that lesions can generally be treated in ...

Google previewLasers in Medicine (2001)

by Ronald W. Waynant

Tissue ablation is the discrete vaporization of a microscopic quantity of biological material by a pulse of laser radiation. It is a complex event encompassing multiple phenomena occurring on a short (nanosecond to microsecond) timescale.

Google previewTumor Ablation (2008)

Principles and Practice by Eric van Sonnenberg, William McMullen, Luigi Solbiati

Percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation is an established therapeutic option for liver metastases, which may obviate the need for a major surgery and result in prolonged survival and chance for cure. Extensive operators' experience ...

Google previewAtrial Fibrillation, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics, (2014)

by Hakan Oral

Atrioventricular Junction Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Dilesh Patel and Emile G. Daoud Atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation is an effective therapy in patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation who are intolerant to or unsuccessfully managed ...

Google previewYear Book of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health (2012)

by Lee Shulman, Jeffrey S. Dungan

Endometrial ablation is a well-accepted and widely available intervention in this country. Several devices and approaches have been described and are generally considered safe. One aspect of patient safety, however, that deserves more ...

Google previewCurrent Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery E-Book (2014)

by James C. Stanley, Frank Veith, Thomas W Wakefield

ablation is an effective therapy of varicose veins affecting the greater saphenous vein (GSV), the small saphenous vein (SSV), the anterior accessory greater saphenous vein (AAGSV), the posterior ...

Google previewBreast Cancer (2009)

by Christobel Saunders, Sunil Jassal

Ovarian ablation refers to the permanent shutting down of the ovaries. This can be achieved by surgical removal of the ovaries or by radiotherapy to the ovaries. Some women prefer this to, potentially, years of monthly injections. Side-effects ...

Google previewCancer Pain (2012)

by Dermot R. Fitzgibbon, John D. Loeser

ablation is a technique whereby an alternating electrical current operating in the frequency of radiowaves (460 to 480 kHz) is emitted from the tip of an electrode or needle placed directly into the tissue. The alternating ...

Google previewElectrocardiography of Complex Arrhythmias, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, (2014)

by Mohammad Shenasa

Catheter ablation is an effective therapy ...

Google previewDigestive System Abnormalities—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition (2012)


Diode laser ablation is a safe and effective method in most cases of short BE, while it is less effective in the long form, requiring a large number of sessions,” wrote L. Polese and colleagues, Padova University. The researchers concluded: ...

Google previewElectrophysiology of Arrhythmias (2009)

Practical Images for Diagnosis and Ablation by Reginald T. Ho

Catheter ablation is an effective form of therapy that permanently cures patients symptomatic from accessory pathways (APs). The purpose of this chapter is to: 1. Discuss mapping techniques and target site criteria for AP ablation. 2. Discuss ...

Google previewCardiac Arrhythmias: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)


Catheter ablation is a well-described and commonly performed method by which many cardiac arrhythmias are treated. See Miller J M, Zipes D P. Management of the Patient with Cardiac Arrhythmias. In Braunwald E, Zipes D, Libby P (eds): ...

Google previewECG in Medical Practice (2014)

by ABM Abdullah

Catheter ablation is the definite treatment What is ...

Google previewNursing Practice (2014)

Knowledge and Care by Ian Peate, Karen Wild, Muralitharan Nair

Endometrial ablation Endometrial ablation is a newer technique used to treat conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding. This involves a small probe being inserted through the cervix into the uterus, after which lasers or microwaves are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

A laser desorption (ablation) experiment typically generates many more neutral species than ions. Use of a distinct secondary ionization process following desorption (ablation) allows desorption (ablation) and ionization conditions to be ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

ablation. the removal of the entire endometrium by means of an ablative technique under hysteroscopic control, usually performed as a day case or in a specialized outpatient clinic. It is an alternative to the more traditional hysterectomies that ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2013)

by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie

PHA ablation The process by which snow or ice is lost ...

Google previewDictionary of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, Resynchronization, and Arrhythmias (2007)

by David L. Hayes, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD

Terminology for atrioven- tricular nodal ablation and permanent ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley

ablation A surgical method that uses electrocautery (heat generated by electricity) to destroy tissue. As a treatment for PARKINSON'S DISEASE, ablation typically targets cells in the GLOBUS ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

ablation 1. Removal of snow and ice by melting and by direct alteration from the solid to the gaseous phase (sublimation). The rate of loss is controlled chiefly by air temperature, wind velocity, *humidity, rainfall, and *solar ...

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Small photo of Nanoparticles of gold produced by laser ablation of a bulk Au target in water. One can see the atomic planes of Au.Small photo of Gold nanoparticles produced by laser ablation in heavy water. Scale bar denotes twenty nanometers (20 nm)Small photo of Female doctor or nurse wearing a blue sterile suit or gown holding an ablation catheter for a cardiac procedureSmall photo of Xray showing the correct placement of catheter ablation for atrialSmall photo of Harsh glaciers of Arctic. Live glacier: front, ablation Zone with broken ice in sea. Novaya Zemlya archipelago, North island. View from helicopterSmall photo of Harsh glaciers of Arctic. Live glacier: front wall and ablation zone (production of small icebergs and growlers). Novaya Zemlya archipelago, North island. View from helicopterSmall photo of Elongated gold nanoparticles prepared by laser ablation in water More...

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