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).]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
عَصْبَةٌ حَوْل الجُرْح لإيقاف النَّزيف
turniket
årepresse
ércsíptetõ
æîaklemma, stasi, snarvölur
žgutas
žņaugs
årepresseturniké
sıkaçturnike

tourniquet

[ˈtʊənɪkeɪ] N (Med) → torniquete m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tourniquet

[ˈtʊərnɪkeɪ] ngarrot mtour operator n (British) (= travel agency) → voyagiste m, tour-opérateur mtour rep n (British)accompagnateur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tourniquet

nAderpresse f, → Tourniquet nt (spec)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tourniquet

[ˈtʊənɪˌkeɪ] n (Med) → laccio emostatico, pinza emostatica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tour·ni·quet

n. torniquete, dispositivo usado para aplicar presión sobre una arteria y contener la salida de la sangre.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tourniquet

n torniquete m
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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. It was fully forty seconds before he even realized that the two Hungarian servants had done it, and that they had done it with his own military scarf.
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.
Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome generally affects humans during the first 2 years.
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.
Always have a marker, such as a sharpie, for your tourniquet. There is a place on the device to mark a time and date, which is good, but the universal procedure is to mark a time (preferably in 24-hour format) on the patient's forehead.
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.
The study group was composed of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) cases, in which a novel atraumatic tourniquet technique was used.
Byline: victim, applied a tourniquet SARAH VESTY s.vesty@dailyrecord.co.uk
Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome is a rare but dangerous disorder if early treatment is not provided.
Tourniquet use in the military services today incorporates 4 key lessons learned over the last 14 years of war.
Objective: To investigate the effects of normal saline (0.9% NaCl) and 6% Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.4(HES) solution on Ischemia/Reperfusion (I/R) injury in patients undergoing knee arthroscopy operations with spinal anesthesia using a tourniquet.