In virtue of this property they are also mild haemostatics, tending to coagulate the albumens of the blood and thereby to arrest haemorrhage.
They thus act locally as haemostatics or styptics, and will often arrest severe haemorrhage from parts which are accessible, such as the nose.
astringere, to draw close), while Styptics (crrtckcv, to contract) or Haemostatics (Gr.
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