Definition of Hemostasis

1. Noun. Surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat).

Exact synonyms: Haemostasia, Haemostasis, Hemostasia
Group relationships: Operation, Surgery, Surgical Operation, Surgical Procedure, Surgical Process
Generic synonyms: Stop, Stoppage
Derivative terms: Hemostatic



Definition of Hemostasis

1. Noun. (medicine countable uncountable) The process of keeping blood inside a damaged vessel to stop bleeding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hemostasis

1. [n -STASES]

Medical Definition of Hemostasis

1. The arrest of bleeding, either by the physiological properties of vasoconstriction and coagulation or by surgical means. Origin: Gr. Stasis = halt This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemostasis

hemorrhagically
hemorrhaging
hemorrhoid
hemorrhoidal
hemorrhoidal vein
hemorrhoidals
hemorrhoidectomies
hemorrhoidectomy
hemorrhoids
hemosiderin
hemosiderins
hemosiderosis
hemosiderotic
hemostases
hemostasia
hemostasis (current term)
hemostat
hemostatic
hemostatics
hemostats
hemotaphonomy
hemothorax
hemotoxic
hemotoxicity
hemotoxin
hemotoxins
hemotoxylin
hemovanadin
hemovigilance
hemovore

Literary usage of Hemostasis

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1. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1900)
"FROM the time the immortal Ephraim McDowell made the operation which marked the birth of ovarian surgery to the present the question of hemostasis has been ..."

2. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"hemostasis.—Control of hemorrhage was one of the most perplexing problems in the early development of gynecologic surgery. The earlier mortality tables ..."

3. Surgical Operations: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners by Friedrich Pels-Leusder (1912)
"This is obtained in many cases by means of Temporary hemostasis, ie, Operating in a Bloodless Field This temporary hemostasis may be obtained by: 1. ..."

4. Gynecological Operations: Including Non-operative Treatment and Minor Gynecology by Henri Albert Charles Antoine Hartmann, Douglas William Sibbald (1913)
"This procedure owes its introduction to Doyen and reposes on the rejection of all preventive hemostasis; it is carried out in the following manner: The ..."

5. Local and Regional Anesthesia: With Chapters on Spinal, Epidural by Carroll Woolsey Allen (1920)
"hemostasis AND CLOSURE OF WOUNDS The closure of any operative wound made under local anesthesia where adrenalin is a constituent of the solutions used calls ..."

6. Diseases of Women: Medical and Surgical Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1913)
"PROCEDURES (DIVERSE) FOR hemostasis OF RUPTURED KIDNEY Minor excisions of kidney substance may be all that are required. ..."

7. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"hemostasis. — Hemorrhages were for a long time a feared complication of goiter operation. With our present anatomical and technical knowledge, however, ..."

8. A Manual of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Eye by Edward Jackson (1907)
"hemostasis. In ophthalmic operations and for wounds about the eye, it is rarely needful to ligate bleeding vessels. ..."

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