NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,044 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (TOOR-nih-ket)
- A device, such as a strip of cloth or a band of rubber, that is wrapped tightly around a leg or an arm to prevent the flow of blood to the leg or the arm for a period of time. A tourniquet may be used when drawing blood or to stop bleeding after an injury.