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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sta·sis

, pl.

sta·ses

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

A block in flow, usually of the peripheral circulation. See Venous stasis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sta·sis

(stā'sis)
Stoppage of the blood or other fluids.
[G. a standing still]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

stasis

A reduction or cessation of flow, as of blood or intestinal contents.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

sta·sis

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