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coagulation (s) (noun), coagulations (pl)
1. The process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid.
2. In medicine, the clotting of blood or the process by which the blood clots to form solid masses.

Tissue can also be subjected to coagulation by various means, as by electrocoagulation (coagulation [clotting] of tissue using a high-frequency electrical current applied locally with a metal instrument or needle with the aim of stopping bleeding); laser coagulation (produces light in the visible green wavelength that is selectively absorbed by hemoglobin, the pigment in red blood cells, in order to seal off bleeding blood vessels); or photocoagulation (coagulation [clotting] of tissue using a laser which produces light in the visible green wavelength that is selectively absorbed by hemoglobin, the pigment in red blood cells, in order to seal off bleeding blood vessels).

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facet-joint coagulation (or) facet joint coagulation (s) (noun), facet-joint coagulations (or) facet joint coagulations (pl)
A medical process that destroys the small nerve branches that send pain signals from the facet joint: Facet-joint coagulations are performed with the patient lying on his or her stomach.

A mobile X-ray unit is used to determine the optimal localization for the coagulation needle in the facet-joint coagulation procedure.

During the treatment of the facet-joint coagulation, the selected nerve is destroyed by heat that lasts for a few seconds; but because of the anesthesia, it should not be felt by the patient.

This entry is located in the following unit: facio-, faci-, face- (page 2)