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Aspiration Removal, by suction, of a gas or fluid form a body cavity, from unusual accumulations, or from a container
Biopsy Process of removing tissue from living patients for macroscopic diagnostic examination
Cryosurgery An operation using freezing temperature achieved by liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide) to destroy tissue
Curettage A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for the removal of new growths or other abnormal tissues, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis
Debridement Removal of foreign materials, necrotic matter, and devitalized tissue from a wound or burn
Electrolysis Destruction of certain hair follicles by means of galvanic electricity
Excision The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ
Frozen section A thin slice of tissue cut from a frozen specimen, often used for rapid microscopic diagnosis
Gram stain A process of staining bacteria for identification
Histology The science concerned with the minute structure of cells, tissues, and organs in relation to their function
Lipectomy Surgical removal of fatty tissue, as in cases of adiposity
Patch test A test of skin sensitiveness; a small piece of paper, tape, or a cup, wet with a dilute solution or suspension of test matierral, is applied to skin of the upper back or upper outer arm, and after 48 hours the area previously covered is compared
Scrapings A specimen scraped from a lesion or specific site, for cytologic examination
Scratch test A form of skin test in which antigen is applied through a scratch in the skin
Tzanck test A diagnostic test that examines the tissue of a lesion to determine the type of cell present
Antimicrobial Tending to destroy microbes, to prevent their multiplication or growth, or to prevent their pathogenic action
Antihistamine Drugs with an action antagonistic to that of histamine; used to treat allergic symptoms
Anti-inflammatory Reducing inflammation by acting on body responses, without directly antagonizing the causative agent; denoting agents such as glucocorticoids and aspirin
Antifungal A drug with an action antagonistic to that of a fungus
Antipruritic Preventing or relieving itching or an agent that relieves itching
Antiseptic An agent that inhibits various pus-forming and other pathogenic organisms, or their toxins, in the blood or tissues
Chemical destruction The use of a compound, such as silver nitrate, to destroy the tissue
Debridement Removal of foreign materials, necrotic matter, and devitalized tissue from a wound or burn
Dermabrasion Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials
Electrodessication Destruction of lesions or sealing off of blood vessels (usually of the skin, but also of available surfaces of mucous membrane) by monopolar high-frequency electric current
Fulguration Destruction of tisue by means of a high-frequency electric current: direct uses an insulated electrode/ indirect connecting patient by mental contact
Germicidal An agent that is destructive to germs or microbes
Sclerotherapy Treatment involving the injection of a scarring solution into vessels or tissues to result in hardening of the tissue and eventual soughing away of the lesion
Skin graft Any free (unattached) tissue for transplantation
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