The abnormally slow motion of blood in the veins, usually with venous distention.
The compression of the proximal veins of an extremity by use of tourniquets.venostasis

Nearby words

  1. phleboplasty,
  2. phleborrhagia,
  3. phleborrhaphy,
  4. phleborrhexis,
  5. phlebosclerosis,
  6. phlebostenosis,
  7. phlebothrombosis,
  8. phlebotome,
  9. phlebotomic,
  10. phlebotomist

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