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Hemorrhagic

Definition

Hemorrhage is the medical term for bleeding. It most often refers to excessive bleeding. Hemorrhagic diseases are caused by bleeding, or they result in bleeding (hemorrhaging).

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References

Schafer AI. Approach to the patient with bleeding and thrombosis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 171.

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online. Hemorrhagic. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765242/all/hemorrhage?q=Hemorrhagic&ti=0. Accessed June 11, 2017.