MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: How does silver nitrate help clotting?

Date: Tue Mar 13 09:12:47 2001
Posted by Dan
Grade level: 10-12 School: Waynesboro High School
City: Waynesboro State/Province: PA Country: USA
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 984492767.Bc

A student who works for a vet asked me how silver nitrate stops bleeding.  We 
use it in some of our labs and she said she also used silver nitrate "sticks" 
to stop bleeding on an animal.  I had never heard of this and I couldn't find 
anything in my books.

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