Dictionary » A » Ablation


The erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers.Surgical removal of a body part or tissue.Damage and removal to part of an organism either in part or in whole. Ablation can be promoted by an organisms internal functions, and sometimes this is done for the greater safety of the organism. In plants, a natural defence mechanism is to remove infected areas of the plant via abscission, which can be promoted in the presence of abscisic acid.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Re: Blood type changing spontaneously with a transplant?

Yes, blood types change when there is total bone marrow ablation followed by donor cells which have a different blood type than the recipient's blood type. I am A+ and my donor is AB so I will be AB blood type after the bone marrrow transplant next month ...

See entire post
by TLS
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood type changing spontaneously with a transplant?
Replies: 18
Views: 32447

Re: veins (alevel help!)

... i just missed that It's not a good point. Sorry. Veins do have smooth muscle, just not as much as arteries. If you ever get to watch a venous ablation surgery using ultrasound (I used to do ultrasound for these), you'd be likely to see the vein constrict in response to the catheter moving ...

See entire post
by Dibear
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: veins (alevel help!)
Replies: 7
Views: 13775

The Fiber Disease

... point of the plastic or at elevated pressures. In addition to the micromolding of PDMS channels from a master, other technologies like laser ablation have also been used to fabricate polymer microchannels. This technique involves directing laser pulses at the plastic surface in defined regions, ...

See entire post
by Nadas Moksha
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6246289

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 3,151 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link