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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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These assumptions correspond roughly to determinations that must be made at each level of stases, a connection that will be explored after an in-depth discussion of each of Dutta's assumptions.
The first level of stases (questions of fact) corresponds in public health messaging to the assumption that criteria used by researchers to evaluate public health interventions are meaningful measures of the empirical reality of the group targeted by the intervention (Dutta, 2010).
Specifically, linking the stases to a critical analysis of public health communication identifies how questions at each level of stases are "disposed of" through a series of self-reinforcing assumptions: How questions are answered and assumptions reinforced at particular stases levels influences the questions raised and assumptions made at other levels.