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  • v. Present participle of ablate.


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  • The FDA approved the ablation devices for the general purpose of "ablating," or cauterizing tissue during surgery, because the products were similar to others on the market.

    Warning on Devices

  • But two successful trials of different techniques of simply eliminating ( "ablating") the small portion of heart muscle responsible for the rhythm abnormality were described at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • The full reaming and ablating of the entire foreskin, known as periah, was only innovated by rabbinic decree during Hellenic times in response to the practice of some Jewish men who were trying to avoid ridicule of their fellow Greek athletes by attempting to tie and stretch their foreskins so as not to look circumcised.

    Miriam Pollack: Circumcision: Identity, Gender And Power

  • Had we “progressed” to the point of having one therapeutic pathway for all chosen by a panel, the best practice would consist of waiting until someone started having symptoms from their prostate cancer, and then giving them a testicle ablating drug.

    Small c: The penis post « BuzzMachine

  • Evidence is all around: ablating glaciers, melting ice caps, earlier bird migrations, increasing asthma, expanding malarial range, burgeoning extinctions, etc.

    How IPCC AR4 authors defended the Briffa data deletions « Climate Audit

  • If the “Equilibrium Line” is the line above which accumulating snow JUST EQUALS ablating snow below it, well, it just seems kind of a foolish and non-useful construct. if it is snowing, the equilibrium line may well extend to the terminal moraine.

    What is the evidence against warmer MWP? « Climate Audit

  • After ablating SCD and OC from the meristem by pointing a laser beam at the meristem tip,

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The Geneva researchers pointed out that the critical factor in sparking the alpha-to - beta-cell reprogramming was removing (or ablating) nearly all the original insulin-producing cells in the mice. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The treatment uses a fractionated laser beam that delivers thousands of tiny columns of heat deep into the skin, ablating (destroying) old skin cells and inducing new collagen formation.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • Ultrafast lasers create pulses of light with extremely high peak power capable of ablating virtually any material with high precision and no heat.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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