esmarch bandage

esmarch bandage
\\ˈeˌsm]ärk, ˈezˌm]\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized E
Etymology: after J. F. A. von Esmarch died 1908 German surgeon
: a tight rubber bandage for driving the blood out of a limb

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  • Esmarch bandage — (also known as Esmarch s bandage for surgical haemostasis or Esmarch s tourniquet) in its modern form is a narrow hard rubber tourniquet with a chain fastener that is used to control bleeding by applying it around a limb in such a way that blood… …   Wikipedia

  • Esmarch bandage — Es·march bandage es .märk, ez or Es·march s bandage es .märks , ez n a tight rubber bandage for driving the blood out of a limb Esmarch Johannes Friedrich August von (1823 1908) German surgeon. Esmarch was a military surgeon who introduced a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Esmarch bandage (tourniquet) — Es·march bandage (tourniquet) (esґmahrk) [Johann Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon, 1823–1908] see under bandage …   Medical dictionary

  • bandage — 1. A piece of cloth or other material, of varying shape and size, applied to a body part to provide compression, protect from external contamination, prevent drying, absorb drainage, prevent motion, and retain surgical dressings. 2 …   Medical dictionary

  • Bandage — This article is about the medical device. For the Lands song, see Bandage (song). Bandages redirects here. For other uses, see Bandages (disambiguation). Bandages are also used in martial arts to prevent dislocated joints. A bandage is a piece of …   Wikipedia

  • Esmarch — Johann F.A. von, German surgeon, 1823–1908. See E. tourniquet. * * * es·march (esґmahrk) an Esmarch bandage …   Medical dictionary

  • Esmarch, Friedrich von — ▪ German surgeon in full  Johannes Friedrich August Von Esmarch   born Jan. 9, 1823, Tönning, Schleswig Holstein [Germany] died Feb. 23, 1908, Kiel, Ger.       German surgeon who is best known for his contributions to military surgery, including… …   Universalium

  • Esmarch tourniquet — see under bandage …   Medical dictionary

  • Friedrich von Esmarch — Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch (January 9, 1823 ndash; February 23, 1908) was a German surgeon. He developed the Esmarch bandage and founded the Deutscher Samariter Verein , the predecessor of the Deutscher Samariter Bund . Life Esmarch… …   Wikipedia

  • tourniquet — An instrument for temporarily arresting the flow of blood to or from a distal part by pressure applied with an encircling device. [Fr. fr. tourner, to turn] Dupuytren t. an instrument for compression on the …   Medical dictionary

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