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Hemostasis

The process which spontaneously arrests the flow of BLOOD from vessels carrying blood under pressure. It is accomplished by contraction of the vessels, adhesion and aggregation of formed blood elements (eg. ERYTHROCYTE AGGREGATION), and the process of BLOOD COAGULATION.

Year introduced: was in Cat E only 1963-1975

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Tree Number(s): G09.188.390

MeSH Unique ID: D006487

Entry Terms:

  • Hemostases

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