font size

Definition of Resect

Resect: To remove. Resect and excise are not synonymous. Excise implies total removal whereas resect need not. A surgeon may resect part or all of a tumor but if the surgeon excises the tumor, all of the tumor is removed. From the Latin resectus, from resecare, meaning to trim, prune, cut back.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=25590
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

Drug Medical Dictionary of Terms by Letter

Top RxList Drug News

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations

NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD