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hemostat

 [he´mo-stat]
1. an instrument, such as a clamp, that stops hemorrhage by compressing a bleeding vessel.
Hemostat. From Dorland's, 2000.
2. a chemical or mechanical agent that stops hemorrhage from an open vessel.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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hemostat

(hē′mə-stăt′)
n.
1. An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
2. A clamplike instrument used to compress a blood vessel in order to reduce or arrest the flow of blood during surgery.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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