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A cessation of the normal flow of blood or other body fluids.



a stoppage or diminution of the physiological contents in the lumen of a tubular organ. The different types of stasis include stasis of the blood, or hemostasis (generally capillary or venous), stasis of the feces, or coprostasis, urinary stasis, and lym-phostasis. Stasis may result from the action of chemical and physical factors and bacterial toxins, from an impairment of blood-vessel innervation, and from a change in blood composition. Persistent hemostasis may cause tissue necrosis.

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Some dissidents confessed that learning the identity of those who had betrayed them was like a 'second savaging of Stasi victims', not least because the press had a field day exposing the netherworld of complicity and cowardice.
The Stasi routinely snooped on dissidents and ordinary East German citizens, and also placed thousands of agents to spy on top Western officials.
And Stasi added that donating the cash value of goods is worth much more than donating the goods themselves, because the Salvation Army has negotiated substantial bulk discounts with numerous suppliers.
The Tiitinen list names about 20 Finns who are allegedly suspected of cooperating with the East German intelligence organisation Stasi.
None of this would have amounted to much had Wright and Kaufman not had Jefferson Mays to play Charlotte and all the other characters in the piece--including representations of the playwright himself and assorted Nazi and East German Stasi police, American soldiers, heartless homo-hustlers, an antiques-dealing conman, and Charlotte's lesbian aunt.
The Stasi File: East Germany's secret operations against Britain by Anthony Gless mentions both men briefly.
East German archives suggest the Stasi and KGB were kept "exactly informed" about John Paul II's election to the papacy in 1978.
Los archivos de STASI se denominan hoy Instituto Gauck, del apellido del hombre que lo dirigio hasta no hace mucho.
Such statements became well known by both government and Stasi officials.
One of the principal informants in the file was IM "Michaela" - Inoffiziele Mitarbeiter, "unofficial collaborator" with the Stasi.
A second academic, Dr Gwyneth Edwards, a modern languages lecturer who taught at Loughborough University, has been accused of passing information to the East German Stasi secret police during the Cold War.
It is alleged Pearson began spying on students and tutors after being recruited by the East German Stasi in 1977.