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Definition: Tourniquet

A tie, rubber hose, shoe lace, belt or similar used to tie around an arm or leg in order to build up blood pressure and thus 'pump up' a vein prior to injection.

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Full Definition of 'Tourniquet'

A tie, rubber hose, shoe lace, belt or similar used to tie around an arm or leg in order to build up blood pressure and thus 'pump up' a vein prior to injection.

 
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