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1. An agent, such as a chemical, that stops bleeding.
2. A clamplike instrument used to compress a blood vessel in order to reduce or arrest the flow of blood during surgery.
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(ˈhi məˌstæt)

an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest hemorrhage.
[1895–1900; shortened form of hemostatic]
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Noun1.hemostat - a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel
surgical instrument - a medical instrument used in surgery
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n. hemóstato, instrumento o medicamento que se emplea para contener un sangramiento.
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For instance, in June 2017, Ethicon LLC-a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson-received FDA approval for Surgicel powder absorbable hemostat comprising oxidized regenerated cellulose.
Arch also provided an update on the status of the CE Marking process for AC5 Topical Hemostat in the European Union.
SURGICEL Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used in surgical procedures to efficiently and effectively control broad-surface oozing.
Get a hemostat: My wife is a nurse, so I have a healthy supply of hemostats, which resemble thin needle-nose pliers with a locking mechanism.
King of Prussia, PA, June 29, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Devon MD is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic agreement with Wound Management Technologies that makes them their authorized distributor for HemaQuell Hemostat in China, South Korea, India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
DEERFIELD -- Baxter International Inc., a global medical products company, said it has completed its previously announced acquisition of two hemostat and sealant products from Mallinckrodt.
(NYSE: BAX) has completed the acquisition of two hemostat and sealant products from UK-based pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), the company said.
has agreed to acquire two hemostat and sealant products from Mallinckrodt pic: RECOTHROM Thrombin topical (Recombinant), a stand-alone recombinant thrombin, and PREVELEAK Surgical Sealant used in vascular reconstruction.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of fibrin-based hemostat and cellulose-based hemostat with traditional procedures in patients undergoing thyroid surgery.
Posterior to the bifurcation, looped a 6.0 silk suture under the femoral artery and secured with a hemostat. This proximal suture would be used to restrict blood flow in the artery.
A final technique involves placing a hemostat on the free end of the drain.
Four tenders for the supply of (a) a ventilation instrument by negative pressure for smoke suction or for air blowing by a mechanical motor (of internal combustion engine), also supply of another ventilation instrument with negative pressure for dust suction or air blowing with an electric motor equipped with equipped with an electric generator, (b) calibration and maintenance of instruments at the laboratories serving the Marine Environment Safety Dept., (c) a camera with related accessories for underwater photography, also (d) 20 control boards for the Hemostat, 45 lighting projectors for the electricity rooms & stations, also 100 agitators of three terminals type.