stasis syndrome


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

stasis syndrome

overgrowth of bacteria in 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. Also called bacterial overgrowth syndrome, blind loop syndrome.