from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the spleen.
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- n. The surgical removal of the spleen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, excision of the spleen.
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- n. surgical removal of the spleen
Previous to the results of Minot's and Murphy's experiments the principal mode of treatment adopted, and one that was practised all over the world, was the giving of large doses of arsenic, while in serious cases it was also customary sometimes to resort to splenectomy, that is to say to removal of the spleen by an operation, or to blood transfusion, i.e. the transfer to the patient of blood from another person, a method that is still to be recommended at a critical stage in severe cases.
In the last two months we have performed more advanced procedures such as splenectomy, adrenalectomy, distal pancreatectomy and hemicolectomy.
Meanwhile, how is April still chief resident after almost sending the wrong patient to a splenectomy?
Free safety Ryan Clark is coming back from a splenectomy.
I had a splenectomy in 1988 and I rarely get sick.
The scar is about 10 inches where they gutted my like a fish to do the exploratory plus splenectomy.
Injuries: Buccaneers: Out: QB Chris Simms (splenectomy).
A surgeon, for example, can't really perform a splenectomy from the golf course (though I wouldn't put it past one to try); a bartender can't pour your Glenlivet neat from his rumpus room La-Z-Boy.
Luke McCown took over from Garcia for the remainder of the first half, and Bruce Gradkowski, last year's default starter after Chris Simms' splenectomy, played the second half.
Forsberg did not play in the final two rounds after having an emergency splenectomy.
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