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haemostat Line breaks: haemo|stat
Pronunciation: /ˈhiːməstat/
(US hemostat)

Definition of haemostat in English:


An instrument for preventing blood flow by compression of a blood 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.


Pronunciation: /ˌhiːmə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk/
Example sentences
  • Persistent bleeding may require packing the socket with a haemostatic agent or suturing, but it occasionally signifies an unrecognised bleeding tendency
  • Because of the tissue contained within the passage of the suture thread, horizontal mattress sutures are effective hemostatic sutures on vascular tissues such as the scalp.
  • We hypothesise that occult cardiovascular, microvascular, or haemostatic dysfunction result in pregnancy complications during reproductive years and in overt cardiovascular disease in later life.
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