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resect

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(rē-sekt′) [L. resecare, to cut off, cut back] To cut off or cut out a portion of an entire structure or organ, as cutting off the end of a bone or removing a segment of the intestine.

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resectable

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(rē-sĕk′tă-bl) Able to be removed surgically; usually used in reference to malignant growths.

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resection

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(rē-sek′shŏn) [L. resectio, a cutting off] Partial or complete excision of a bone or other structure.

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bilateral carotid body r. ABBR: BCBR. A rarely used method of treating carotid sinus syncope that relies on the bilateral surgical removal of the carotid bodies. SEE: carotid body; carotid sinus syncope.

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bowel r. A colectomy or hemicolectomy. SEE: colectomy; hemicolectomy.

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endoscopic mucosal r. A treatment for Barrett esophagus in which tissue that appears abnormal in the mucosa and submucosa of the esophagus is removed with an endoscopic scalpel or a snare. The tissue removed is examined by pathologists to determine if dysplasia or cancer is present.

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gastric r. Surgical resection of all or a part of the stomach.

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piecemeal r. Removal of a structure from the body, e.g., a polyp from the colon, in small bits or stages.

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submucous r. Removal of tissue below the mucosa, esp. excision of cartilaginous tissue beneath the mucosal tissue of the nose.

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transurethral r. of the prostate ABBR: TUR, TURP. The removal of prostatic tissue using a device inserted through the urethra. SEE: prostatectomy; illus.

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TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE

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wedge r. Surgical removal of a triangular-shaped piece of tissue, e.g., from the lung, gastrointestinal tract, uterus, ovary, or other organs. Wedge resection is often used to remove malignant tissue.

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window r. Resection of a portion of the nasal septum after reflection of a flap of mucous membrane.

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resectoscope

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(rē-sĕk′tō-skōp) [L. resectus, cut off, + Gr. skopein, to examine] An instrument for resection of the prostate gland through the urethra.

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resectoscopy

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(rē″sĕk-tŏs′kō-pē) Resection of the prostate through the urethra.

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reserve

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(rĕ-zĕrv′) [L. reservare, to keep back] 1. Something held back for future use. 2. Self-control of one's feelings and thoughts.

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alkali r. Alkaline r.

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alkaline r. The amount of base in the blood, principally bicarbonates, available for neutralization of fixed acids (acetoacetate, β-hydroxybutyrate, and lactate). A fall in alkaline reserve is called acidosis; a rise, alkalosis. SYN: alkali r.

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cardiac r. The ability of the heart to increase cardiac output to meet the ...

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