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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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).
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012