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stasis

 [sta´sis]
a stoppage or diminution of flow, as of blood or other body fluid, or of intestinal contents.
stasis syndrome overgrowth of bacteria within the small intestine resulting from a variety of conditions causing stasis, particularly disturbances to intestinal motility or decreased acid secretion, but also structural abnormalities such as diverticula, fistulae between the colon and upper bowel, or chronic obstruction; it is characterized by malabsorption of vitamin B12, steatorrhea, and anemia.
venous stasis cessation or impairment of venous flow, such as with venous insufficiency; see also stasis ulcer. Called also phlebostasis and venostasis.

sta·sis

, pl.

sta·ses

(stā'sis, stas'is; -ēz),
Stagnation of the blood or other fluids.
[G. a standing still]

stasis

/sta·sis/ (sta´sis)
1. a stoppage or diminution of flow, as of blood or other body fluid.
2. a state of equilibrium among opposing forces.stat´ic

intestinal stasis  impairment of the normal passage of intestinal contents, due to mechanical obstruction or to impaired intestinal motility.
urinary stasis  stoppage of the flow or discharge of urine, at any level of the urinary tract.
venous stasis  impairment or cessation of venous flow.

stasis

(stā′sĭs, stăs′ĭs)
n. pl. stases (stā′sēz, stăs′ēz)
1. A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness: "Language is a primary element of culture, and stasis in the arts is tantamount to death" (Charles Marsh).
2. Medicine Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.

stasis

[stā′sis, stas′is]
Etymology: Gk, standing
1 a disorder in which the normal flow of a fluid through a vessel of the body is slowed or halted.
2 stillness.

stasis

A block in flow, usually of the peripheral circulation. See Venous stasis.

sta·sis

(stā'sis)
Stoppage of the blood or other fluids.
[G. a standing still]

stasis

A reduction or cessation of flow, as of blood or intestinal contents.

stasis

  1. an apparent stability, particularly in the fossil record of a particular organism, where no evolutionary change is seen over a long period of time.
  2. a period of lack of growth or its slowing in an organism.
  3. the slowing or cessation or movement of bodily fluids in animals.

stasis

reduction of normal arterial perfusion/ venous drainage, with associated oedema, cyanosis and congestion of subserved tissues

sta·sis

(stā'sis)
Stagnation of the blood or other fluids.
[G. a standing still]

stasis

a stoppage or diminution of flow, as of blood or other body fluid, or of intestinal contents.

gastric stasis
reduced motility, without primary organic disease, leading to retention of gastric contents; may be a cause of vomiting. Can be caused by stress, trauma, ulcers, peritonitis and gastritis.
urine stasis
may be caused by abnormalities in structure or innervation of the urinary outflow tract that result in incomplete emptying of the bladder or pooling of urine in diverticula. Important in the etiology of cystitis.
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