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hemostat

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

Definition of hemostat in English:

noun

Medicine
An instrument for preventing the flow of blood from an open blood vessel by compression of the vessel.
Example sentences
  • 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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