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hemorrhage

[hem-er-ij, hem-rij] /ˈhɛm ər ɪdʒ, ˈhɛm rɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a profuse discharge of blood, as from a ruptured blood vessel; bleeding.
2.
the loss of assets, especially in large amounts.
3.
any widespread or uncontrolled loss or diffusion.
verb (used without object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
4.
to bleed profusely.
5.
to lose assets, especially in large amounts.
verb (used with object), hemorrhaged, hemorrhaging.
6.
to lose (assets):
a company that was hemorrhaging money.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin haemorrhagia < Greek haimorrhagía. See hemo-, -rrhagia
Related forms
hemorrhagic
[hem-uh-raj-ik] /ˌhɛm əˈrædʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
posthemorrhagic, adjective
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Examples for hemorrhagic
  • Two other, rarer forms also existed: hemorrhagic and malignant.
  • The virus, named for the river valley where it was found, causes a deadly hemorrhagic fever.
  • Our own work indicates that the mirror system can be enlisted to expedite the rehabilitation of hemorrhagic stroke patients.
  • hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts inside the brain.
  • There are two major types of stroke: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Diabetes does not appear to increase the risk for hemorrhagic stroke.
  • hemorrhagic strokes are categorized by how and where they occur.
  • Clinical evaluation of hemorrhagic disorders: the bleeding history and differential diagnosis of purpura.
  • hemorrhagic disease is a general term for epizootic hemorrhagic disease and bluetongue virus.
  • The etiology of these hemorrhagic chickenpox syndromes is not known.
Word Origin and History for hemorrhagic
hemorrhage
c.1400, emorosogie, from L. hæmorrhagia, from Gk. haimorrhagia, from haima "blood" (see -emia) + rhage "a breaking," from rhegnynai "to break, burst."
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hemorrhagic in Medicine

hemorrhage hem·or·rhage (hěm'ər-ĭj)
n.
An escape of blood from the blood vessels, especially when excessive. Also called hemorrhea.


hem'or·rhage v.
hem'or·rhag'ic (hěm'ə-rāj'ĭk) adj.
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hemorrhagic in Science
hemorrhage
  (hěm'ər-ĭj)   
Excessive or uncontrollable bleeding, often caused by trauma, surgical or obstetrical complications, or the advanced stages of certain illnesses, such as cirrhosis and peptic ulcer disease.
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