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n. the arrest of bleeding, involving the physiological processes of blood coagulation and the contraction of damaged blood vessels. The term is also applied to various surgical procedures (for example the application of ligatures or diathermy to cut vessels) used to stop bleeding.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

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