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sclerotherapy

noun sclero·ther·a·py \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
Medical Dictionary

sclerotherapy

noun sclero·ther·a·py \ˌskler-ō-ˈther-ə-pē\
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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