invasive procedure

invasive procedure
A medical procedure that invades (enters) the body, usually by cutting or puncturing the skin or by inserting instruments into the body.

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  • Invasive procedure — may refer to:* Invasive Procedures ( DS9 episode), the fourth episode of the second season of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine * Invasive Procedures (novel), a 2007 novel by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston * Invasive medical… …   Wikipedia

  • Minimally invasive procedure — Minimally invasive surgical procedures avoid open invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery with less trauma. These procedures involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation …   Wikipedia

  • Invasive (medical) — The term invasive in Medicine has two meanings:* A medical procedure which penetrates or breaks the skin or a body cavity, i.e., it requires a perforation, an incision, a catheterization, etc. into the body * An abnormal tissue growth, such as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Invasive — may refer to: *An invasion *An invasive species *An invasive medical procedureSee also: intrusive …   Wikipedia

  • procedure — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complex, complicated ▪ simple, straightforward ▪ common, correct, normal, proper, recommended …   Collocations dictionary

  • invasive — [[t]ɪnve͟ɪsɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use invasive to describe something undesirable which spreads very quickly and which is very difficult to stop from spreading. They found invasive cancer during a routine examination. 2) ADJ GRADED:… …   English dictionary

  • invasive — 1. Denoting or characterized by invasion. 2. Denoting a procedure requiring insertion of an instrument or device into the body through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment. * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • invasive — /ɪnˈveɪsɪv/ (say in vaysiv), / zɪv/ (say ziv) adjective 1. characterised by or involving invasion; offensive: invasive war. 2. invading, or tending to invade; intrusive. 3. (of a medical procedure or system of treatment) involving surgery or the… …  

  • invasive — /in vay siv/, adj. 1. characterized by or involving invasion; offensive: invasive war. 2. invading, or tending to invade; intrusive. 3. Med. requiring the entry of a needle, catheter, or other instrument into a part of the body, esp. in a… …   Universalium

  • invasive — adj. Invasive is used with these nouns: ↑procedure, ↑species, ↑surgery …   Collocations dictionary

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