hemostasis

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  • IPA(key): /ˌhiːmɵˈsteɪsəs/

Etymology[edit]

hemo- +‎ stasis. From Ancient Greek αἱμόστασις (haimóstasis, styptic drug).

Noun[edit]

hemostasis (usually uncountable, plural hemostases)

  1. (medicine, countable, uncountable) The process of keeping blood inside a damaged vessel to stop bleeding.
    • 2005, W. Feil, Ultrasonic energy for cutting, coagulating, and dissecting, page 158:
      A complete hemostasis is achieved with a minimal risk of injury to the trachea when using level 3 with the blunt side of the active blade.

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