Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acting to arrest bleeding or hemorrhage.
  • n. A hemostatic device or agent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to hemostasis
  • adj. That checks bleeding; styptic
  • n. Any medicine that stops bleeding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to stagnation of the blood.
  • adj. Serving to arrest hemorrhage; styptic.
  • n. A medicine or application to arrest hemorrhage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stopping or preventing hemorrhage; styptic.
  • n. A medicine designed to stop hemorrhage; a styptic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels

Etymologies

hemo- + Greek statikos, causing to stop; see static.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hemo- +‎ static (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Research in 2010 identified and tested chemicals that clot blood, also known as "hemostatic agents."

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  • Pressure dressings, hemostatic bandages, IVs—the flight medic used every tool and trick to keep him alive until he got to us.

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  • Behind that is a deep balfour retractor, which is used on belly cases and in the front are some various hemostatic clamps, probably sponge tips and allises.

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  • He recently helped evaluate QuikClot along with other novel hemostatic agents for military use.

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  • The high tannin content gives this plant a pharmacological astringent, energetic, healing, hemostatic and antiseptic action, due to the phenolic nature of the tannin.

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  • Calcium alginate fibers derived from Laminaria hyperborea have been used to produce wound dressings that are highly absorbent and hemostatic.

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  • The substitute love may never reach the intensity of the original love, it may never give full or even half-full satisfaction; but it will help to dull the sharp cutting edge, it will act as a partial hemostatic to the bleeding heart, it will soothe and anesthetize the wound even if it cannot completely heal it.

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  • In Dr.G. Lammert's "Volksmedizin in Bayern" (Würzburg, 1869), many hemostatic formulas are given, which are popular among the peasantry in various portions of the empire.

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  • The surgeon, who had provided himself with hemostatic preparations, hastened to arrest the hemorrhage.

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  • UEEC's principal operating subsidiary is Epic Wound Care, Inc. which produces a hemostatic gauze, derived from regenerated oxidized cellulose, which is all natural and designed to absorb exudate/drainage from superficial wounds.

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