Stasis (medicine)

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In medicine, stasis is the state in which the normal flow of a body liquid stops,[1] for example the flow of blood through vessels or of intestinal contents through the digestive tract.

Gastric stasis refers to the retention of fluid in the stomach. It is a side effect of some drugs, such as opioids, and can cause nausea and emesis (vomiting). It is also commonly associated with migraine headaches.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Stasis Merriam-Webster dictionary. Accessed January 17, 2012.