Definition of tourniquet in English:
A device for stopping the flow of blood through a vein or artery, typically by compressing a limb with a cord or tight bandage.
- 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.
Definition of tourniquet in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan