topical hemostatic agent


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topical hemostatic agent

Any substance that can be applied to a wound or an incision to keep it from bleeding. Examples include adhesives derived from collagen or glutaraldehyde, cellulose-based products, fibrin sealants, hydrogels, and thrombin.
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When these are inadequate or infeasible, topical hemostatic agents can be employed.

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