Definition of hemostat in English:


Syllabification: he·mo·stat
Pronunciation: /ˈhēməˌstat
(British haemostat)


  • An instrument for preventing the flow of blood from an open blood vessel by compression of the vessel.
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    • If injecting a corticosteroid after aspiration, a hemostat is used to stabilize the needle while the syringe is changed.
    • In contrast, although not originally intended as permanent implants, in practice bioabsorbable hemostats are often left in the surgical bed to prevent rebleeding after surgical closure.
    • The tourniquet then is tightened and secured by perpendicularly placing a hemostat at the end of the catheter farthest from the vessel.

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