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IEVref:891-05-18ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: electrical bistoury
Synonym1: electrical scalpel
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Definition: electromedical apparatus that uses the heat generated by the passage of high-frequency current, of the order of one megahertz, between an active, punctiform electrode and an electrode of greater surface area placed in close contact with the skin

NOTE 1 – The heat is generated at the active electrode, where the current density is greatest.

NOTE 2 – The active electrode can be used to cut or to coagulate.


Publication date:1998-02
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