hemostat
hemostat hemostat n. a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel.

Syn: haemostat. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • hemostat — [hē′mō stat΄, hem′ōstat΄] n. [< HEMOSTATIC] anything used to stop bleeding; specif., a) a clamplike instrument used in surgery b) a medicine that hastens clotting …   English World dictionary

  • Hemostat — Invented by Stephen Hales in the eighteenth century, a hemostat, also called a hemostatic clamp is a surgical tool which resembles a pair of needle nosed pliers with a locking clamp. The hemostat characteristically has long handles and small… …   Wikipedia

  • hemostat — 1. Any agent that arrests, chemically or mechanically, the flow of blood from an open vessel. 2. An instrument for arresting hemorrhage by compression of the bleeding vessel. * * * Hemostasis with ProstarXL vs Angioseal After Coronary… …   Medical dictionary

  • hemostat — noun Date: circa 1900 hemostatic; especially an instrument for compressing a bleeding vessel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemostat — haemostat …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hemostat — /hee meuh stat , hem euh /, n. an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage. [1895 1900; shortened form of HEMOSTATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemostat — noun an instrument that clamps blood vessels to diminish or halt blood flow See Also: hemostatic …   Wiktionary

  • hemostat — n. instrument used to stop bleeding or hemorrhaging; agent which retards bleeding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hemostat — he·mo·stat …   English syllables

  • hemostat — he•mo•stat [[t]ˈhi məˌstæt[/t]] n. med an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage • Etymology: 1895–1900; shortened form of hemostatic …   From formal English to slang

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