ablative agent

ablative agent

[′a·blə·div ′ā·jənt]
(materials)
A material from which the surface layer is to be removed, often for the purpose of dissipating extreme heat energy, as in space vehicles reentering the earth's atmosphere. Also known as ablating material; ablative material; ablator.
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It also enables the injection of an ablative agent, such as topsalysin, directly into previously identified clinically significant tumors located within the prostate.
Topsalysin is a highly potent ablative agent that is selective and targeted in that it is only activated by enzymatically active PSA which is found in high concentrations in the transition zone of the prostate and in and around prostate tumor cells.
For multiloculated cysts, even one missed locule of ablative agent may result in cyst regeneration and treatment failure, so RFA is used to destroy the septation to make up for the deficiency of ablative agent injection.