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gastric lavagewashing out the stomach with sterile water or a salt-water solution; removes blood or poisons; "when the doctor ordered a gastric lavage the hospital pumped out my stomach"
dressingthe act of applying a bandage
bandagingthe act of applying a bandage
bindingthe act of applying a bandage
holistic medicinemedical care of the whole person considered as subject to personal and social as well as organic factors; "holistic medicine treats the mind as well as the body"
hospicea program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
injectionthe act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
shotthe act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
cryocauteryapplication of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
electrocauteryapplication of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
thermocauterycautery (destruction of tissue) by heat
bloodlettingformerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
nephrotomyincision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
valvotomyincision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
valvulotomyincision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
venesectionsurgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
phlebotomysurgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
cuppinga treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
defibrillationtreatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)
detoxificationtreatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
detoxificationa treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
fusioncorrection of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
spinal fusioncorrection of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
faith healingcare provided through prayer and faith in God
faith curecare provided through prayer and faith in God