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hemostatic

 [he″mo-stat´ik]
1. checking blood flow.
2. hemostat (def. 2).

he·mo·stat·ic

(hē'mō-stat'ik),
1. Arresting the flow of blood within the vessels.
2. Synonym(s): antihemorrhagic

hemostatic

/he·mo·stat·ic/ (he″mo-stat´ik)
1. causing hemostasis, or an agent that so acts.
2. due to or characterized by stasis of the blood.

hemostatic

(hē′mə-stăt′ĭk)
adj.
Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.
n.
A hemostatic device or agent.

hemostatic

[-stat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, haima + stasis, halting
pertaining to a procedure, device, or substance that arrests the flow of blood. Direct pressure, tourniquets, and surgical clamps are mechanical hemostatic measures. Cold applications, including the use of an ice bag on the abdomen to halt uterine bleeding and irrigation of the stomach with an iced solution to check gastric bleeding, are hemostatic. Gelatin sponges, solutions of thrombin, and microfibrillar collagen, which cause the aggregation of platelets and the formation of clots, are used to arrest bleeding in surgical procedures. Aminocaproic acid is administered orally or intravenously in the treatment of excessive bleeding caused by systemic hyperfibrinolysis. Phytonadione (vitamin K1) is used in the prevention and treatment of hemorrhagic disease in newborns and the treatment of prothrombin deficiency induced by anticoagulants or other drugs. Also spelled haemostatic.

he·mo·stat·ic

(hē'mō-stat'ik)
1. Arresting the flow of blood within the vessels.

hemostatic,

adj/n ability of a substance to stop the flow of blood.

he·mo·stat·ic

(hē'mō-stat'ik)
1. Arresting the flow of blood within the vessels.

hemostatic (hē´mōstat´ik),

n an agent used to reduce bleeding from small blood vessels by speeding up the clotting of blood or by the formation of an artificial clot.

hemostatic

1. checking blood flow.
2. an agent that checks the flow of blood.

hemostatic defects
hemostatic plug

Patient discussion about hemostatic

Q. Can I have a MRI of the knee if I have hemostatic clips in the brain?(also called aneurysm clips)?

A. How about a CAT scan of the knee?, I wonder if it would be an appropriate diagnostic tool, I suspect problems with a lateral meniscus.

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