Glossary of Electrosurgical Unit Terms

October 14, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance


‚ÄčThe following glossary covers terms that readers may encounter when shopping for, using, or inspecting electrosurgical units (ESUs).

Ablation. The excision, destruction, or elimination of surface tissue. Similar to electrosurgical cutting, the cells struck by sparks from the active electrode tip vaporize, perpetuating the layer of vapor. Ablation is often applied in...

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