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Definition of Ulcer, stasis

Ulcer, stasis: A skin ulcer that develops in an area in which the circulation is sluggish and the return of venous blood toward the heart is poor. A common location for stasis ulcers is on the ankles. Stasis refers to a stoppage or slowdown in the flow of blood (or other body fluid, such as lymph).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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