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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

styp·tic

(stip'tik)
1. Having an astringent or hemostatic effect.
2. An astringent agent used topically to stop bleeding.
[G. styptikos, astringent]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

styptic

Causing contraction of tissues or blood vessels and tending to check bleeding.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Styptic

Any remedy with an astringent and hemo-static (stopping bleeding) quality.
Mentioned in: Nosebleed
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

styp·tic

(stip'tik)
An astringent and hemostatic agent used topically to stop bleeding.
[G. styptikos, astringent]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012