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cauterization

[‚kȯd·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
Use of a device or chemical agent to coagulate or destroy tissue.

Cauterization

 

a medical treatment utilizing thermal, chemical, electric, or radiation burns. Cauterization is used to destroy such conditions as small skin tumors, warts, excessive granulations, and tattoos. It can be performed by diathermal coagulation, galvanocautery, chemical substances, or laser radiation. In surgical practice it is used to separate tissue and to stop bleeding (electric scalpel, laser beam). In the treatment of some inflammatory diseases, cauterizing agents in the form of a mustard plaster or ultraviolet radiation (quartz) serve a revulsive and reflex-therapeutic function.

V. B. GEL’FAND

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18) Lieven De Cauter and Michiel Dehaene, "The Space of Play: Towards a General Theory of Heterotopia" in Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in Postcivil Society, ed.
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4 The terms 'dual society' and 'capsularisation' are both taken from De Cauter, Lieven The Capsular Civilisation: On the city in the age of fear, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam, 2004.
Van Cauter, Leproult, and Kupfer (1996) noted that lifelong physical and emotional stress affects adrenocorticotropic activity negatively during the aging process.
These findings strongly suggest that obstructive sleep apnea is likely to contribute to elevated cortisol levels in women with PCOS and could play a role in the risk for adverse metabolic alterations in this patient population," concluded researchers Eve Van Cauter, Ph.
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Professor Eve Van Cauter, from the University of Chicago, told a conference in Dublin that lack of sleep can lead to weight gain.
Van Cauter, a professor of medicine at the university.
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When Eve Van Cauter and co-workers limited 12 healthy young men to just four hours of sleep for two consecutive nights, their leptin levels were 18 percent lower and their ghrelin levels were 28 percent higher than after two nights of sleeping for ten hours.
The finding, which points to a potentially important connection between sleep, diabetes risk, and obesity, was just one of a series of observations made during detailed sleep studies conducted at the University of Chicago in recent years and presented by Eve Van Cauter, Ph.
Splegel, Leproult y Van Cauter (1999) demostraron con adultos jovenes que dormir cuatro horas durante seis dias consecutivos tenia un impacto negativo en el metabolismo de los carbohidratos y en la funcion endocrina, que son partes fundamentales del proceso normal de envejecimiento, por lo que si persistiera en el organismo el habito de acortar el sueno, podria incrementarse la gravedad de los desordenes cronicos asociados a la edad, como la obesidad, la diabetes o la hipertension.