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haemostasis

he·mo·sta·sis

(hē'mō-stā'sis)
1. The arrest of bleeding.
2. The arrest of circulation in a part.
3. Stagnation of blood.
Synonym(s): haemostasis.
[hemo- + G. stasis, a standing]

haemostasis

1. Deliberate arrest of bleeding by local compression or clamping of bleeding vessels, by the use of ties (ligatures) around arteries and by various forms of cautery. Haemostasis is essential during surgical procedures to prevent the field of operation becoming obscured by blood.
2. The natural processes by which bleeding stops-constriction of small damaged arteries and blood clotting (coagulation).

haemostasis

deliberate arrest of blood flow, e.g. during surgery

he·mo·sta·sis

(hē'mō-stā'sis)
1. Arrest of bleeding.
2. Arrest of circulation in a part.
3. Stagnation of blood.
Synonym(s): haemostasis.
[hemo- + G. stasis, a standing]