surgical pliers used to remove a hook from a fish

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  • haemostat — noun A clamp used in surgery to close the severed end of a blood vessel to stop bleeding …   Wiktionary

  • haemostat — [ hi:məstat] (US hemostat) noun Medicine an instrument for preventing blood flow by compression of a blood vessel …   English new terms dictionary

  • haemostat — /ˈhiməstæt/ (say heemuhstat), /ˈhɛm / (say hem ) noun an instrument or agent used to compress or treat bleeding vessels in order to arrest haemorrhage. Also, hemostat. {haemo + stat} Usage: For spelling variation see haemo …  

  • haemostat — noun a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel • Syn: ↑hemostat • Hypernyms: ↑surgical instrument * * * haeˈmostat noun 1. An instrument for stopping bleeding 2. A chemical agent that stops bleeding • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemostat — haemostat …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • haemostatic — haemostatˈic noun and adjective (Gr statikos, or hypothetical states causing to stand) styptic • • • Main Entry: ↑haem …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of instruments used in ophthalmology — Instruments used specially in Ophthalmology are as follows: [1] Contents 1 Instrument list 2 Image gallery 3 References Instrument list …   Wikipedia

  • hemostat — n. a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel. Syn: haemostat. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pringle manoeuvre — The Pringle manoeuvre is a surgical manoeuvre used in some abdominal operations. A large haemostat is used to clamp the lesser omentum interrupting the flow of blood through the hepatic artery and the portal vein and thus helping to control… …   Wikipedia

  • Surgical staple — 19 surgical staples wrapping around the head, plus approximately 10 surgical sutures on the neck …   Wikipedia

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