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phlebostasis

phlebostasis in Medicine

phlebostasis phle·bos·ta·sis (flĭ-bŏs'tə-sĭs)
n.

  1. The abnormally slow motion of blood in the veins, usually with venous distention.

  2. The compression of the proximal veins of an extremity by use of tourniquets. Also called venostasis.

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