/ (ˌhiːməʊˈstætɪk, ˌhɛm-) /
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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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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby haemostatic
haemorrhagic fever, haemorrhoidectomy, haemorrhoids, haemostasis, haemostat, haemostatic, haeremai, haere ra, haeres, Ha-erh-pin, haet
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How to use haemostatic in a sentence
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.
So far is it from being an haemostatic that, if perfused through living blood-vessels, it actually dilates them.