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Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.
A hemostatic device or agent.

[hemo- + Greek statikos, causing to stop; see static.]
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(ˌhi məˈstæt ɪk)

1. arresting hemorrhage, as a drug; styptic.
2. pertaining to stagnation of the blood.
3. a hemostatic agent or substance.
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hemostatic, haemostatic

a styptic agent or substance. — hemostatic, haemostatic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hemostatic - tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
astringent - tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions"
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Author Alan Agins, adjunct associate professor at Brown University, provides the reader with a simple but thorough overview of the physiological mechanisms involved in the cascading events leading to formation of a stable, protective hemostatic plug. Emphasis is placed on identifying the conditions that might require anticoagulation therapy, as well as the mechanisms of action, therapeutic indexes, comparative benefits and side effects associated with the antiplatelet oral agents ASA, clopidogrel and ticlopidine and other oral anticoagulants, including warfarin.
[17] In uteri of the women with menorrhagia treated with mefenamic acid, hemostatic plugs were further transformed and fewer vessels without a plug were observed than in uteri of those receiving placebo.