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View in Spanish: Ablación con coagulador de haz de argón

Argon beam coagulator ablation (AR-gon beem coh-A-gyuh-LAY-ter uh-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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.