- 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, and the process of blood or plasma coagulation.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- 1: Stoppage or sluggishness of blood flow.
2: The arrest of bleeding (as by a hemostatic agent).
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.