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Haemostatic

Definition
adjective
(1) Capable of stopping haemorrhage or bleeding.
(2) An agent or device that can arrest haemorrhage or promote hemostasis.
Supplement
Styptics are examples of agents that stop bleeding by contracting tissue to seal injured blood vessels.
Word origin: hemo- + Greek statikos (causing to stop)
Related forms: haemostasis (noun)
Variant: hemostatic
Synonym:

  • antihemorrhagic


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