Ivy method


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Ivy method

Etymology: Robert H. Ivy, American surgeon, 1881-1947
a test of bleeding time in which a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm is inflated to 40 mm of mercury and a small wound is made with a scalpel and a template on the volar surface of the arm. Prolonged bleeding times are most often the result of a disorder of platelet production or the ingestion of aspirin or other antiinflammatory medications. Normal adult Ivy bleeding time is 1 to 9 minutes. See also hemostasis.

Ivy method

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[Andrew Conway Ivy, U.S.physiologist, 1893–1978.]
See: bleeding time