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he·mo·stat

(hē'mō-stat)
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.
Synonym(s): haemostat.

haemostat

1. Anything that stops bleeding.
2. A pair of artery forceps.

haemostat

alginate impregnated with calcium ions; wound dressing used to promote clotting of plasma proteins

haemostat

instrument that arrests haemorrhage by applied pressure, e.g. Spencer-Wells forceps

he·mo·stat

(hē'mō-stat)
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.
Synonym(s): haemostat.
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Product innovation - such as sealants with drug-delivery applications or novel applicator systems that improve ease-of-use for surgeons - will further encourage the uptake of tissue sealants and topical haemostats.
At present, most sealants and haemostats are used with high benefits and no complications.
ProFibrix is currently focussing on its lead product, Fibrocaps(TM), a dry powder topical haemostat, for the treatment of severe haemorrhage.