- (n.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
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Definition for: ASSIST
- (v. i.) To lend aid; to help.
- (v. i.) To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting.
- (v. t.) To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.