sclerotherapy

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

Definition of sclerotherapy

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

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First Known Use of sclerotherapy

1944


Medical Dictionary

sclerotherapy

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

medical Definition of sclerotherapy

plural sclerotherapies
: 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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