tourniquet


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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.
Providing joint prostheses, bone cements and accessories, non tourniquet and associated benefits, for all establishments of public assistance - hospitals and Paris or intended for AGEPS - supply and distribution service.
After knee examination under anesthesia, at the discretion of the operating surgeon, a pneumatic tourniquet was placed on the operative leg.
Dale Carr, 38-year-old father of two, was badly injured and his friend paddled over to him and dragged him ashore and up onto the beach where he applied a tourniquet made by a ripped t-shirt.
TacMed(TM)'s Downed Officer Kits contain items essential for the treatment of serious injuries encountered by law enforcement, including the SOF Tactical Tourniquet Wide, OLAES(TM) Modular Bandage, QuikClot Combat Gauze, gloves, tape, and shears.
At the scene, a tourniquet was used to stem the bleed, a splint was applied and pain relief was given.
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With his right arm severed at the elbow, the 14-year-old applied a tourniquet on the stump, then wrapped the severed arm in his hoodie.
The product is the only medical tourniquet to have been clinically trialled and is designed to prevent cross-infection between patients.