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Definition of "hemostasis" [hemostasis]

  • The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage. (noun)
  • The stoppage of blood flow through a blood vessel or body part. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hemostasis" in a sentence
  • "Slowing of blood flow in the affected area, called hemostasis, is likely the cause."
  • "In addition to diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women."
  • "Single doses of aspirin (81 mg daily) produce a slight delay in hemostasis, which increases two-fold if administration is continued for a week."