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Descriptor English: Laser Therapy
Descriptor Spanish: Terapia por Láser
Descriptor Portuguese: Terapia a Laser
Descriptor French: Thérapie laser
Entry term(s): Ablation, Laser
Ablation, Laser Tissue
Knife, Laser
Knifes, Laser
Knive, Laser
Knives, Laser
Laser Ablation
Laser Knife
Laser Knifes
Laser Knive
Laser Knives
Laser Photoablation of Tissue
Laser Scalpel
Laser Scalpels
Laser Surgeries
Laser Surgery
Laser Therapies
Laser Tissue Ablation
Laser Treatment, Nonablative
Laser Treatments, Nonablative
Laser Vaporization
Nonablative Laser Treatment
Nonablative Laser Treatments
Pulsed Laser Tissue Ablation
Scalpel, Laser
Scalpels, Laser
Surgeries, Laser
Surgery, Laser
Therapies, Laser
Therapy, Laser
Tissue Ablation, Laser
Vaporization, Laser
Tree number(s): E02.594
E04.014.520
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D053685
Scope note: The use of photothermal effects of LASERS to coagulate, incise, vaporize, resect, dissect, or resurface tissue.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics or specific laser term/ ther use; coordinate with disease and/or organ /surg; LOW-LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY is also available; laser surgery of cataract = LASER SURGERY (IM) see LASER THERAPY + CATARACT EXTRACTION (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 2008; for LASER SURGERY, LASER SCALPEL , LASER KNIFE, and VAPORIZATION, LASER see LASER SURGERY 1987-2007
History Note: 2008
Related: Lasers MeSH
DeCS ID: 52861
Unique ID: D053685
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Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Revision Date: 2015/07/13
Laser Therapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0495576
Scope note The use of photothermal effects of LASERS to coagulate, incise, vaporize, resect, dissect, or resurface tissue.
Preferred term Laser Therapy
Entry term(s) Laser Therapies
Therapies, Laser
Therapy, Laser
Vaporization, Laser - Narrower
Concept UI M0012247
Preferred term Vaporization, Laser
Entry term(s) Ablation, Laser
Ablation, Laser Tissue
Laser Ablation
Laser Photoablation of Tissue
Laser Tissue Ablation
Laser Vaporization
Pulsed Laser Tissue Ablation
Tissue Ablation, Laser
Nonablative Laser Treatment - Narrower
Concept UI M0496905
Scope note The utilization of photothermal effects of LASERS to denature COLLAGEN without destroying tissue.
Preferred term Nonablative Laser Treatment
Entry term(s) Laser Treatment, Nonablative
Laser Treatments, Nonablative
Nonablative Laser Treatments
Laser Scalpel - Narrower
Concept UI M0012244
Preferred term Laser Scalpel
Entry term(s) Knife, Laser
Knifes, Laser
Knive, Laser
Knives, Laser
Laser Knife
Laser Knifes
Laser Knive
Laser Knives
Laser Scalpels
Scalpel, Laser
Scalpels, Laser
Laser Surgery - Narrower
Concept UI M0012245
Scope note The use of a laser either to vaporize surface lesions or to make bloodless cuts in tissue. It does not include the coagulation of tissue by laser (LASER COAGULATION).
Preferred term Laser Surgery
Entry term(s) Laser Surgeries
Surgeries, Laser
Surgery, Laser



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