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straight hemostat


1. An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
2. A clamplike instrument used to compress a blood vessel in order to reduce or arrest the flow of blood during surgery.


(ˈhi məˌstæt)

an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage.
[1895–1900; shortened form of hemostatic]
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Noun1.hemostat - a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
surgical instrument - a medical instrument used in surgery


n. hemóstato, instrumento o medicamento que se emplea para contener un sangramiento.
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Endoscopic clipping is considered to be one of the simplest and most reliable hemostatic techniques and works by mechanically binding blood vessels to minimizing the risk of re-bleeding and damage to the surrounding tissue while providing instant visual feedback to confirm placement.
In addition to meticulous surgical technique, methods to reduce blood loss during radical cystectomy can be categorized into topical hemostatic agents, systemic hemostatic agents and procedural hemostatic techniques.
They emphasized the role of local hemostatic techniques, such as careful incision procedures, use of tranexamic acid to fill the extraction sockets and as mouthwash, and use of absorbable hemostats and resorbable sutures.