- arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
- pertaining to stagnation of the blood.
- a hemostatic agent or substance.
Origin of hemostatic
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Examples from the Web for hemostatic
The surgeon, who had provided himself with hemostatic preparations, hastened to arrest the hemorrhage.The Man With The Broken Ear
Object: To test the claims of thromboplastic and hemostatic activities.
Trade name of a principle obtained from the suprarenal glands which has astringent and hemostatic properties.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Helonias, or false unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum), is asserted to be a hemostatic and uterine tonic.
The claims of hemostatic efficiency and harmlessness for Coagulen by the manufacturer appear exaggerated and unjustified.
- Arresting the flow of blood within the vessels.
- Arresting hemorrhage.
- A hemostatic device or agent.
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