- retarding or stopping the flow of blood within the blood vessels
- retarding or stopping bleeding
- a drug or agent that retards or stops bleeding
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Examples from the Web for haemostatic
So far is it from being an haemostatic that, if perfused through living blood-vessels, it actually dilates them.
This action on the vessels is so marked as to constitute the drug a haemostatic, not only locally but also remotely.
Ergot is used in therapeutics as a haemostatic, and is very valuable in haemoptysis and sometimes in haematemesis.