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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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Comparison between Focus Harmonic scalpel and other hemostatic techniques in open thyroidectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Besides careful application of meticulous hemostatic techniques during procurement, back-table and in the recipient surgery, identification of such high-risk patients prior to transplantation will lead to better patient care in the posttransplant period.
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.