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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



argon beam coagulator ablation  listen  (AR-gon beem coh-A-gyuh-LAY-ter a-BLAY-shun)

  A procedure that destroys tissue with an electrical current passed through a stream of argon gas to the tissue. It is used to treat endometriosis and other conditions, and to stop blood loss during surgery.