[ skleer-uh-ther-uh-pee, skler- ]
/ ˌsklɪər əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌsklɛr- /
Medicine/Medical. a treatment for varicose veins in which blood flow is diverted and the veins collapsed by injection of a hardening solution, also used cosmetically in spider veins to eliminate discoloration.
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Words nearby sclerotherapy
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Medical definitions for sclerotherapy
[ sklîr′ō-thĕr′ə-pē ]
Treatment, as for varicose veins, involving the injection of a sclerosing solution into vessels or tissues.
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