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A tourniquet can be defined as a constricting or compressing device used to control venous and arterial circulation to an extremity for a period of time. Pressure is applied circumferentially upon the skin and underlying tissues of a limb; this pressure is transferred to the walls of vessels, causing them to become temporarily occluded.[1] In the circulatory system, a vein is a blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart. ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... A term indicating that the state of something, which is normally open, is now totally closed. ...

Surgical tourniquets prevent blood flow to a limb and enable surgeons to work in a bloodless operative field. ... Minor traumatic bleeding from the head Emergency bleeding control is the steps or actions taken to control bleeding from a patient who has suffered a traumatic injury or who has a medical condition which has lead to bleeding. ...

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Tourniquet (517 words)
A tourniquet is a tightly tied band applied around a body part (an arm or a leg) in an attempt to stop severe bleeding or uncontrolled hemorrhage.
Tourniquets are not used to treat snakebite; a constrictive band intended to slow the spread of poison through the lymphatic system in a snakebite victim should be fairly loose compared to a tourniquet.
The use of tourniquets is taught to emergency medical technicians including combat lifesavers, and as a part of military first aid in basic training.
Tourniquet Use on the Battlefield Military Medicine - Find Articles (867 words)
Before tourniquets were used on the battlefield, tight bandages proximal to wounds were used primarily as an aid to amputation.
The first military use of a tourniquet as a device to control hemorrhage during battle was in 1674 by Etienne J. Morel,4 a French Army surgeon, during the Siege of Besançon.
that tourniquets are of little use on the battlefield," but he then continues paradoxically, "for although it is unquestionable that a large number of the dead sink from hemorrhage...
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