Main definitions of hemostatic in US English:

: hemostatic1hemostatic2

hemostatic1

(British haemostatic)

adjective

Medicine
  • See hemostat

    • ‘Monitoring these tests along with fibrinogen and platelet counts provides important information for the early detection of hemostatic activation and for monitoring the severity of the condition.’
    • ‘This platelet release reaction and aggregation lead to the recruitment of many other platelets to the vessel wall with the formation of a hemostatic platelet plug.’
    • ‘The normal hemostatic mechanisms are vascular response, platelet plug formation and activation of coagulation factors with the formation of fibrin to stabilize the platelet plug.’
    • ‘These patients may warrant periodic review of hemostatic parameters, especially platelet counts.’
    • ‘However, how much these changes contribute to poor post transfusion survival and haemostatic function of platelets need to be investigated.’

Pronunciation

hemostatic

/ˌhēməˈstadik//ˌhiməˈstædɪk/

Main definitions of hemostatic in US English:

: hemostatic1hemostatic2

hemostatic2

(British haemostatic)

adjective

Medicine
  • See hemostat

    • ‘We hypothesise that occult cardiovascular, microvascular, or haemostatic dysfunction result in pregnancy complications during reproductive years and in overt cardiovascular disease in later life.’
    • ‘Because of the tissue contained within the passage of the suture thread, horizontal mattress sutures are effective hemostatic sutures on vascular tissues such as the scalp.’
    • ‘As platelets adhere they release a variety of chemicals that cause further aggregation, leading to the production of a temporary haemostatic plug.’
    • ‘The disease is characterised by increased capillary permeability and haemostatic changes.’
    • ‘Persistent bleeding may require packing the socket with a haemostatic agent or suturing, but it occasionally signifies an unrecognised bleeding tendency’

Pronunciation

hemostatic

/ˌhēməˈstadik//ˌhiməˈstædɪk/