sclerotherapy

sclerotherapy

[skleer-uh-ther-uh-pee, skler-]
noun
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.

Origin:
1940–45; sclero- + therapy

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sclerotherapy scle·ro·ther·a·py (sklēr'ō-thěr'ə-pē)
n.
Treatment, as for varicose veins, involving the injection of a sclerosing solution into vessels or tissues.

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