[kyoo r-i-tahzh, kyoo-ret-ij]
- the process of curetting.
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Origin of curettage
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Examples from the Web for curettage
In most cases of subinvolution a curettage, at least, will have to be done.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
Locally, curettage and the application of suitable antiseptics are indicated.
The other method consists in prompt establishment of drainage by surgical means and includes exploration and curettage.
Success largely depends on the care with which this curettage is carried out.
Surgical interference is frequently called for, generally in the form of curettage or the application of caustics.
- the process of using a curetteSee also D and C
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Word Origin and History for curettage
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by scraping with a curette.curettement
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