To remove. Resect and excise are not synonymous. Excise implies total removal whereas resect need not. A surgeon may resect part or all of a tumor but if the surgeon excises the tumor, all of the tumor is removed. From the Latin resectus, from resecare, meaning to trim, prune, cut back.
Able to be removed (resected) by surgery.
Surgical removal of part of an organ.
- Resection, video-assisted
Surgery that is aided by the use of a video camera that projects and enlarges the image on a television screen. Also called video-assisted surgery.
Reservoir of infection. From the French reservoir, from reserver meaning to reserve.
- Reservoir of infection
Any person, animal, plant, soil or substance in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies. The reservoir typically harbors the infectious agent without injury to itself and serves as a source from which other individuals can be infected. The infectious agent primarily depends on the reservoir for its survival. It is from the reservoir […]