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Actual cautery

actual cautery

actual cautery ac·tu·al cautery (āk’chōō-əl)
An agent or process, such as electrocautery or a hot iron, that cauterizes tissue using heat and not a chemical means.
Historical Examples

The actual cautery is an old method, but we shall not describe it, as we consider that we have better methods now.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jadelot, Guersent, and Baron, have employed the actual cautery with success in several instances.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

In such cases we have derived excellent results with the actual cautery.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

M. Marjolin has cured three cases; one by the actual cautery, one by caustic potassa, and a third by muriate of soda!
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

Lastly, the actual cautery, which is Fire, must be apply’d thereto.
The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain’d in a Most Familiar Method Charles Gabriel Le Clerc

The hæmorrhage from the dental artery was arrested by the actual cautery.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

Counter-irritation by blisters or the actual cautery may be had recourse to in dry cases in which pain is a prominent feature.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

When this fails, recourse may be had to cauterization with the point of a heated iron or some other form of actual cautery.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

In such cases the coronet should be blistered or even fired with the actual cautery, and the patient turned to pasture.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

Banter prescribed the actual cautery, and put the poker in the fire to be heated, in order to sear the place.
The Adventures of Roderick Random Tobias Smollett


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