Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to haemostatic: vulnerary, haemostatic forceps


(ˌhiːməʊˈstætɪk; ˌhɛm-) or


1. (Medicine) retarding or stopping the flow of blood within the blood vessels
2. (Medicine) retarding or stopping bleeding
(Medicine) a drug or agent that retards or stops bleeding
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

hemostatic, haemostatic

a styptic agent or substance. — hemostatic, haemostatic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


[ˌhiːməʊˈstætɪk] adj (action, remedy) → antiemorragico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Use of haemostatic agents and glues during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a multi-institutional survey from the United States and Europe of 1347 cases.
Severe bleeding can be a life-threatening condition and should be managed effectively in a variety of ways including mechanic sponge pressing on the bleeding area; vessel ligation; applying chemical or electro-cauterization and cryotherapy; using topical haemostatic or vasoconstrictor agents and etc (1-4).
The use of FloSeal haemostatic sealant in the management of epistaxis: a prospective clinical study and literature review.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 28 (Businesswire India): Giving a fillip to the Government's 'Make in India' initiative, Axiostat has become the first Indian wound care product to receive 510(K) FDA clearance in the US for its pioneering haemostatic dressing.
Haemostatic agents can considerably contribute to stopping such uncontrolled haemorrhage in trauma patients and reduce the possibility of its undesirable consequences [1, 2].
The scientific report on its haemostatic activity in controlled experiments is relatively scanty.
It was supervised by master trainers from abroad who demonstrated the latest haemostatic techniques on live animals.