hemostatic

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

Definition of hemostatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a hemostatic agent

hemostatic

adjective

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: Adjective

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

Noun

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hemostatic

noun
he·​mo·​stat·​ic
variants: or chiefly British haemostatic \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈstat-​ik How to pronounce haemostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemostatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an agent that checks bleeding especially : one that shortens the clotting time of blood

hemostatic

adjective
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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