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

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]
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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.
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hemostasis

Internal medicine Any natural or interventional stopping of blood flow. See Injection sclerotherapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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

Hemostasis

The stopping of bleeding or blood flow through a blood vessel or organ.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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