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tourniquet
American English: /ˈtərnəkət/
British English: /ˈtʊənɪkeɪ/
, /ˈtɔːnɪkeɪ/

Translation of tourniquet in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • The surgeon may encircle vessels with umbilical tapes and tourniquets to control blood flow later in the procedure.
    • Many surgeons use a tourniquet (a tight band) around the thigh, which reduces blood flow around the knee.
    • The circulating nurse deflates the tourniquet after the elastic bandage is in place.

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