sclerotherapy

noun
sclero·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌskler-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce sclerotherapy (audio) \

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

Examples of sclerotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cost of sclerotherapy ranges greatly depending on your provider. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "How to Treat Varicose Veins at Home and at the Doctor's Office," 16 Mar. 2020 Another treatment, sclerotherapy, involves injecting the irritated vein with a caustic agent, as is often done for spider veins on legs and ankles. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Hemorrhoids: Dangers, treatments and prevention," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of sclerotherapy

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Sclerotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerotherapy. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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sclerotherapy

noun
sclero·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌskler-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce sclerotherapy (audio) \
plural sclerotherapies

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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