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styptic

 [stip´tik]
1. arresting hemorrhage by means of an astringent quality.
2. something that has this quality. A chemical styptic works by causing formation of a blood clot by chemical action. A vascular styptic checks bleeding by causing the blood vessels to contract. A mechanical styptic causes clotting by mechanical means, such as when one applies a bit of paper or cotton to a slight razor cut. A styptic pencil is frequently used to stop bleeding from slight cuts. Styptics in various other forms are used in surgery.

styp·tic

(stip'tik),
1. Having an astringent or hemostatic effect.
2. An astringent agent used topically to stop bleeding. Synonym(s): hemostyptic
[G. styptikos, astringent]

styptic

(stĭp′tĭk)
adj.
1. Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.
2. Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels; hemostatic.
n.
A styptic drug or substance.

styp·tic′i·ty (-tĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

styp·tic

(stip'tik)
1. Having an astringent or hemostatic effect.
2. An astringent agent used topically to stop bleeding.
[G. styptikos, astringent]

styptic

Causing contraction of tissues or blood vessels and tending to check bleeding.

Styptic

Any remedy with an astringent and hemo-static (stopping bleeding) quality.
Mentioned in: Nosebleed

styp·tic

(stip'tik)
An astringent and hemostatic agent used topically to stop bleeding.
[G. styptikos, astringent]
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Direct pressing is necessary, such as air, pressure, and styptics. When the bleeding is stopped, COAG2 can be used to repair the capillary or blood vessel.
(23-26) From the pathologist's perspective, adnexal nevi of the skin, (27-29) cutaneous reactions to Monsel solution (a styptic),30 and the presence of the organ of Chievitz (a carcinoma look-a-like) in biopsies of the oral mucosa (31,32) are singular pseudotumoral conditions with no clinical or radiographic corollaries.
Bleeding like the proverbial stuck pig and leaving horrified shoppers aghast in my gory wake, I made it to Boots clutching a wad of tissues to my chin and asked for a Styptic Pencil.
Calzaghe's cornerman nips in with the styptic pencil and whispers in his man's ear: "Come on now, Joe, one big punch and that title's yours.
If a dremel is not used or bleeding from a cut nail or beak doesn't stop, a styptic powder is recommended.
For Cronin, the two strands are the "styptic" (or satirical) strain that Shelley borrows from the silver-fork fiction of Edward Bulwer and the sentimental, with its own long history.
Topical treatments include Capsicum frutescens which is diaphoretic, counter-irritant, antiseptic and stimulant (can aggravate and cause painful stinging, however this diminishes with use), Berberis aquifolium, Aloe barbadensis as a gel (emollient and vulnerary) and Calendula officinalis (vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, styptic and antiseptic).
Saucily costumed as Puritan maids, they dump salt into the ladies' tea and serve it to a chorus of styptic grimaces.
My father stirs, sounding the flight into Egypt, the styptic farewell.
Topical anesthetic can be used whenever the gums or lips are abraded and if bleeding is difficult to stop, aluminum sulfate (styptic pencil) can be used.
The critic gives the example of Lodore, in which sentimental and what he labels "styptic," or caustic passages come together to produce a prose style "that tends both towards the antithetical and the oxymoronic" (49).
Yet even when styptic he is stimulating and very rarely, in point of fact, wrong.