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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 ?
Under Winn's instructions, covered all the time by the pistol, the man improvised a tourniquet and applied it to his wounded leg.
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.
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.
The majority of doctors carry tourniquets so I thought it would be a good idea to build a torch into the tourniquet clip which has enough space to hold a battery.
In the presence of arterial calcification tourniquets may not be able to completely occlude the arterial supply of the limb.
Acute pulmonary embolism leading to severe haemodynamic instability and cardiac arrest associated with the use of tourniquets is fortunately rare(1,2).
The use of the tourniquets is a special challenge for one woman.
The Czech PRT starts distribution of combat application tourniquets for stop bleeding; reconstructs police check points and the police training and teaching facility.
Because the tourniquets are difficult to locate and apply, soldiers are susceptible to loosing large amounts of blood resulting in infections, loss of oxygen and unfortunately, death, Naughton asserted.