ligation n : (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
Ligation may refer to:
- The act of making a ligature (tie). In medicine, a ligature is a device, similar to a tourniquet, usually of thread or string, tied around a limb, blood vessel or similar to restrict blood flow. A ligature can be used for tumor strangulation, carried out before removal.
- Chemical ligation, the process of producing peptides from amino acids
- The DNA-ligating action of DNA ligase
- Tubal ligation, a method of female sterilization