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 ?
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.
Anthony Shore, 55, dubbed the Tourniquet Killer, was put to death for the murder of 21-year-old Carmen Estrada.
The medical condition - called a hair tourniquet - happens most in babies and small children.
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In terms of being capable of responding to a shooting injury, the essentials of a kit should include a tourniquet, bandages, gauze, a nasopharyngeal airway tube, nitrile gloves, surgical tape, a face shield and trauma shears.
A belt, or a length of sturdy cloth with a stick, can be an improvised tourniquet.
1] Specificity and sensitivity of Tourniquet test in one study was 65% and 60% respectively.
Medical supplies company Tactical Medical Solutions reported on Monday the launch of a brand licensing partnership for the SOF Tactical Tourniquet Wide with American Red Cross to deliver first aid and life-saving capabilities to all people in communities across the country.
Objective: This study was carried out to determine the accuracy of tourniquet test for diagnosis of dengue infection in patients with clinically suspected dengue fever, keeping dengue IgM/IgG as gold standard.
The moral here is a proper tourniquet properly used can be a lifesaver.