TITLE

tourniquet

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2208
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "tourniquet" is presented. It refers to any constrictor used on an extremity to apply pressure over an artery and thereby control bleeding. The instrument is also used to distend veins to facilitate venipuncture or intravenous injections.
ACCESSION #
21248939

 

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