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Definition of "tamponade" [tamponade]

  • The use of a tampon. (noun)
  • A stoppage in the flow of blood in a vessel, caused either by the insertion of a tampon or by outside constriction. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tamponade" in a sentence
  • "With the $100,000 award from USAID's Development Innovation Ventures DIV PATH and partners will develop, test and validate product requirement specifications and a low-cost manufacturing feasibility plan for a safe, effective tamponade device that meets international standards for medical devices."
  • "Smart and clever researchers at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health PATH designed a safe, simple balloon tamponade that, at less than $10 per device, would be affordable in the developing world."
  • "The tamponade stops hemorrhaging and controls uterine bleeding at as much as a 97 percent reduction in cost."