haemostat

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haemostat

(ˈhiːməʊˌstæt; ˈhɛm-) or

hemostat

n
1. (Surgery) a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by compression of a blood vessel
2. (Surgery) a chemical agent that retards or stops bleeding
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Noun1.haemostat - a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
surgical instrument - a medical instrument used in surgery
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Devices such as sutures, strips, sealants and adhesives, clips, staples, energy based devices, haemostats and skin grafts are used to minimize the trauma and infection leading to a better and a scar-free healing.
Prior Information Notice: Haemostats and surgical sealants.
13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The need for quality care, especially for a rapidly ageing population, is a strong driving factor for the tissue sealants and haemostats market in Western Europe.