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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


fibrin sealant  listen  (FY-brin SEE-lent)

  A substance used during surgery to help heal wounds. It contains proteins found in human blood that cause blood to clot. When fibrin sealant is placed on a wound, a clot forms. Fibrin sealant is being studied as a way to improve healing after lymph node removal in patients with cancer. It is a type of surgical glue.