he·​mo·​stat·​ic | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce hemostatic (audio) \

Definition of hemostatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: a hemostatic agent


Definition of hemostatic (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : of or caused by hemostasis
2 : serving to check bleeding

Examples of hemostatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Combine that with an Israeli pressure dressing and hemostatic gauze for additional means of dealing with moderate to severe bleeding. Derek Mcdonald, Outdoor Life, "How to Build the Best Emergency Go-Bag for Your Truck," 3 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Of the commercially available hemostatic gauzes, Combat Gauze has the most evidence supporting its use. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Survival Gear You Want When Things Go Wrong in the Backcountry," 20 Feb. 2020 The kits, a recent addition to the district northwest of Los Angeles, are equipped with tourniquets, compression bandages and blood-clotting hemostatic gauze to prevent excessive blood loss. NBC News, "Books, binders and bleed-control kits: How school shootings are changing classroom basics," 8 Dec. 2019 All the current models of bleeding prevention—medically known as hemostatic agents—suffer from the same problem, according to the authors. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Bio Glue Stops Post-Traumatic Bleeding in Its Tracks," 14 May 2019 The kits The kits include equipment such as tourniquets, pressure bandages and hemostatic dressings to stop uncontrolled life-threatening bleeding. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Positively Pewaukee trying to raise funds for trauma kits in Pewaukee schools," 25 June 2018 The kits include a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, pressure dressing and airway and chest seal materials in a lightweight 6-inch by 4-inch zippered bag. Karina Bland, azcentral, "New statue to honor Granite Mountain Hotshots 5 years after Yarnell Hill Fire," 20 Apr. 2018 Mararv was lifted out and taken to a medic, who stuffed his wound with hemostatic gauze and gave him a painkilling fentanyl lollipop to suck. Tristan Mcconnell, GQ, "The Bloody Toll of Congo's Elephant Wars," 16 Apr. 2018 At this time, most of the hemostatic options are powders or bandages. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "This foam could save your life," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of hemostatic


circa 1706, in the meaning defined above


1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hemostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemostatic. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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variants: or chiefly British haemostatic \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈstat-​ik How to pronounce hemostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemostatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: an agent that checks bleeding especially : one that shortens the clotting time of blood


variants: or chiefly British haemostatic
Medical Definition of hemostatic (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : of or caused by hemostasis
2 : serving to check bleeding a hemostatic agent
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