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hemostasis

 [he″mo-sta´sis, he-mos´tah-sis]
1. arrest of the escape of blood by either natural means (clot formation or vessel spasm) or artificial means (compression or ligation).
2. interruption of blood flow to a part.
Hemostasis. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.

he·mo·sta·sis

(hē'mō-stā'sis, hē-mos'tă-sis), Although the principal stress correctly falls on the second syllable in this word, the pronunciation hemosta'sis is more usual in the U.S. Do not confuse this word with homeostasis.
1. The arrest of bleeding.
2. The arrest of circulation in a part.
3. Stagnation of blood.
Synonym(s): hemostasia
[hemo- + G. stasis, a standing]

hemostasis

/he·mo·sta·sis/ (he″mo-sta´sis) (he-mos´tah-sis)
1. the arrest of bleeding by the physiological properties of vasoconstriction and coagulation or by surgical means.
2. interruption of blood flow through any vessel or to any anatomical area.

hemostasis

(hē′mə-stā′sĭs, hē-mŏs′tə-) also

hemostasia

(hē′mə-stā′zhə, -zhē-ə, -zē-ə)
n.
1. The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage.
2. The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part.

hemostasis

[himos′təsis, hē′məstā′sis]
Etymology: Gk, haima + stasis, halting
1 the process of maintaining the blood in a fluid state within the confines of the circulatory system. A complex interaction of processes consisting of vasoconstriction, platelet aggregation, thrombin and fibrin generation, coagulation regulation, and fibrinolysis. Also spelled haemostasis. Compare blood clotting. See also platelet, thrombus, vasoconstriction.
2 the arrest of the escape of blood by compression or ligation.

hemostasis

Internal medicine Any natural or interventional stopping of blood flow. See Injection sclerotherapy.

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]

Hemostasis

The stopping of bleeding or blood flow through a blood vessel or organ.

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]

hemostasis (hē´mōstā´sis),

n the arrest of an escape of blood.

hemostasis

arrest of the escape of blood by either natural (clot formation or vessel spasm) or artificial (compression or ligation) means, or the interruption of blood flow to a part, or the artificial stimulation of clotting, e.g. electrocautery, topical collagen.

pressure-pad hemostasis
direct pressure applied with sponges to low-pressure bleeding points.
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