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Descriptor English: Hemostasis
Descriptor Spanish: Hemostasis
Descriptor Portuguese: Hemostasia
Descriptor French: Hémostase
Entry term(s): Hemostases
Tree number(s): G09.188.390
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006487
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: note Cat G, a physiol process; differentiate from HEMOSTATIC TECHNIQUES and specifics, Cat E; coord HEMOSTASIS in diseases with disease /blood, not /physiopathol
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: was in Cat E only 1963-75
DeCS ID: 6641
Unique ID: D006487
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Hemostasis - Preferred
Concept UI M0010180
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Hemostasis
Entry term(s) Hemostases



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