antiembolism hose


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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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