Definition of Hemostat

1. Noun. A surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel.

Exact synonyms: Haemostat
Generic synonyms: Surgical Instrument



Definition of Hemostat

1. Noun. (medicine) an instrument that clamps blood vessels to diminish or halt blood flow ¹

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Definition of Hemostat

1. an instrument for reducing bleeding [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemostat

hemorrhaging
hemorrhoid
hemorrhoidal
hemorrhoidal vein
hemorrhoidals
hemorrhoidectomies
hemorrhoidectomy
hemorrhoids
hemosiderin
hemosiderins
hemosiderosis
hemostases
hemostasia
hemostasis
hemostat (current term)
hemostatic
hemostatics
hemostats
hemotaphonomy
hemothorax
hemotoxic
hemotoxicity
hemotoxin
hemotoxins
hemotoxylin
hemovanadin
hemovigilance
hemovore
hemozoin

Literary usage of Hemostat

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1. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1894)
"The hemostat was, therefore, left in place, and the wound was packed with bichloride gauze, building it up in a ring around the handles of the hemostat, ..."

2. Nose and Throat Work for the General Practitioner by George Lyman Richards (1903)
"On removing the hemostat twist it off, thus effectually closing the vessel by ... In using the hemostat care must be taken not to catch any portion of the ..."

3. Operative Surgery by John Shelton Horsley (1921)
"was fastened, and the hemostat is placed upon the traction suture that the operator originally held. (Fig. 25). After the second third is finished the ..."

4. A Manual of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by Cornelius Godfrey Coakley (1922)
"The loop is placed over the hemostat, and carried down the shank and over the end of the hemostat, so as to engage the vessels. During this manipulation the ..."

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