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  • n. Plural form of hemostat.


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  • They're called hemostats because they're used in medicine / surgery for hemostasis, or stopping bleeding.

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  • She would let me reach down her throat with hemostats and remove the spines.

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  • They were able to get them, in part, because Luanna, the Scrub Tech who was in charge of central supply, had people tear apart all of the non essential sets, the GYN sets and the like, and reassemble the instruments into suture trays; needle holder, forceps, two hemostats, and scissors.

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  • In a pinch, all you need on your mayo stand to start a case is a scalpel, two hemostats, a pair of pickups and pair of scissors.

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  • ROBERTS: I think the tools they really need to get out of the hemostats (ph).

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  • One box of old antique tools included several old hemostats.

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  • The scrub nurse assisted, sponging up blood, handing him hemostats.


  • Two clamps (hemostats) for clamping the umbilical cord or clamping bleeding veins from tears of the birth opening.

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  • Forceps, tongue depressors, scissors and hemostats lay jumbled together, and the doctor took whatever he needed from the pile, blew on it, wiped it on his shirt, and went to


  • When they were done with the hemostats and the dissolving thread and the unguents, they slipped him into a clean smock and refastened the straps.

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