antiembolism stockings

an·ti·em·bo·lism stock·ings

(an'tē-ĕm'bŏ-lizm stok'ingz)
Specially fitted elastic stockings used to compress lower limbs, reduce blood pooling, and promote venous return, thus reducing risk of thrombus formation. Stockings must be correctly fitted and reapplied for optimal effectiveness.
See also: TED hose
Synonym(s): antiembolism hose.
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Contract award: Antiembolism Stockings, Compression Devices & Pumps & Lymphoedema Products.
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Core Products International has added antiembolism stockings to its line of compression support hosiery for men and women.
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Why don't we use antiembolism stockings or pneumatic compression for our postop cesarean patients?
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