sclerotherapy


sclero·ther·a·py

noun \ˌskler-ō-ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of SCLEROTHERAPY

:  the injection of a sclerosing agent (as saline) into a varicose vein to produce inflammation and scarring which closes the lumen and is followed by shrinkage

First Known Use of SCLEROTHERAPY

1944

sclero·ther·a·py

noun \ˌskler-ō-ˈther-ə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sclero·ther·a·pies

Medical Definition of SCLEROTHERAPY

: the injection of a sclerosing agent (as morrhuate sodium) into a varicose vein to produce inflammation and scarring which closes the lumen and is followed by shrinkage; also : prolotherapy

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