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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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Our case differs from other reports with concomitant venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis.
The differential diagnosis for venous stasis dermatitis includes cellulitis (which rarely presents bilaterally), deep vein thrombosis, asteatotic dermatitis, erysipelas (more superficial cellulitis that results in elevated, shiny plaques), pyomyositis, necrotizing fasciitis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, and allergic contact dermatitis.
Leveraging ongoing medical advancements with therapeutic hypothermia to support prolonged hypothermic stasis, combined with metabolic suppression, may provide a number of unique benefits and solve a variety of common engineering and medical challenges for space travel," the SpaceWorks(http://www.
Stasis secondary to various underlying pathologies plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of this disease and provides an important clue in its etiologic recognition, chemical classification, and clinical presentation.
In this study, a NMR-based metabolic profiling approach was explored to characterize the metabolic signature of blood stasis in rats.
60 years) who were divided into two groups: the BSS group (23 patients with BSS) and the NBBS group (20 patients with non-blood stasis syndrome).
according to the underlying structure of the dispute that each involves" stasis theory seeks to "identify an appropriate argumentative strategy; for example, patterns of argument appropriate to a question of fact," and exclude those questions that, "may be irrelevant in an evaluative dispute" (Heath, 1994, p.
The crop was considered to be fully functional when the bird was able to feed on its own without evidence of further crop stasis.
Stasis also claimed that two members of The Indignant, both civil servants, were threatened by Secret Service staff that they would lose their jobs unless they disclosed information on who was funding the Indignant's protests.
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Sketches likewise allowed authors to "brand" themselves and to develop a distinctive style; Garcha links the aestheticized stasis of the sketches themselves to the unchanging, static style of the author.