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styptic, hemostyptic
1. A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals.
2. Tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels.
3. Slowing down the rate of bleeding, or stopping bleeding altogether; whether by causing the blood vessels to contract or by accelerating clotting.
4. Anything that stops a hemorrhage; such as, alum, ferrous sulfate, or tannic acid.
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