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tour·ni·quet

 (to͝or′nĭ-kĭt, tûr′-)
n.
A device, typically a tightly encircling bandage, used to check bleeding by temporarily stopping the flow of blood through a large artery in a limb.

[French : tourner, to turn (from Old French; see turn) + -iquet, diminutive suff. (from Old French).]

tourniquet

(ˈtʊənɪˌkeɪ; ˈtɔː-)
n
(Medicine) med any instrument or device for temporarily constricting an artery of the arm or leg to control bleeding
[C17: from French: device that operates by turning, from tourner to turn]

tour•ni•quet

(ˈtɜr nɪ kɪt, ˈtʊər-)

n.
any device for arresting bleeding by forcibly compressing a blood vessel, as a bandage tightened by twisting.
[1685–95; < French, derivative of tourner to turn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tourniquet - bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressuretourniquet - bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
bandage, patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
Translations
عَصْبَةٌ حَوْل الجُرْح لإيقاف النَّزيف
turniket
årepresse
ércsíptetõ
æîaklemma, stasi, snarvölur
žgutas
žņaugs
årepresseturniké
sıkaçturnike

tourniquet

[ˈtʊənɪkeɪ] N (Med) → torniquete m

tourniquet

[ˈtʊərnɪkeɪ] ngarrot mtour operator n (British) (= travel agency) → voyagiste m, tour-opérateur mtour rep n (British)accompagnateur/trice m/f

tourniquet

nAderpresse f, → Tourniquet nt (spec)

tourniquet

[ˈtʊənɪˌkeɪ] n (Med) → laccio emostatico, pinza emostatica

tourniquet

(ˈtuənikei) , ((American) -kit) noun
a bandage, or other device, tied very tightly round an injured arm or leg to prevent too much blood being lost.

tour·ni·quet

n. torniquete, dispositivo usado para aplicar presión sobre una arteria y contener la salida de la sangre.

tourniquet

n torniquete m
References in classic literature ?
He had opened his mouth to answer the hermit, when the mouth was stopped and the voice strangled by a strong, soft gag suddenly twisted round his head like a tourniquet.
The library doors were shut, and I closed the secret one behind me before opening the other and peering out through a wrack of bluish smoke; and there lay Captain Harris, sure enough, breathing his last in the arms of one constable, while another was seated on the table with a very wry face, twisting a tourniquet round his arm, from which the blood was dripping like raindrops from the eaves.
Under Winn's instructions, covered all the time by the pistol, the man improvised a tourniquet and applied it to his wounded leg.
experience has demonstrated the benefit and safety of using a proper tourniquet to control extremity hemorrhage and the value of deploying tourniquets use of tourniquets should expand beyond the civilian caregiver to all public safety responders.
In the next six minutes it took for emergency medical services to arrive, officers provided immediate lifesaving treatment to the victims, using tourniquets and combat gauze from their trauma kits.
Contract award: supply of surface-manometers, stethoscopes, thermometers, pressure cuff, reflex hammers, armbands and shorts for tourniquets and associated services.
An acquisition process should be implemented detailing the specifications required, so that the various models of tourniquets can be compared objectively.
4) It must also be mentioned that Boston has frequent emergency drills, and EMS has incorporated lessons from TCCC such as the use of tourniquets and associated training in its hemorrhage-control protocol.
Liaising with the Trust's MERIT Trauma team, crews applied tourniquets and administered drugs before taking the man on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire whose trauma team had been put on alert.
The unidentified man had his attempts thwarted by a local firefighter while store employees and an off-duty paramedic stemmed the bleeding with makeshift tourniquets, reports (http://www.
OHK Medical is located in the same city, and is concerned with the development and manufacture of self-contained, sterile, and exsanguinating tourniquets for hospitals.
Previous studies have established that MRSA can also survive for days to months on environmental surfaces, including stethoscopes, tabletops, patient charts, and tourniquets.