hyperemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1839 excess of blood in a body part ; congestion • hyperemic adjective

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  • hyperemia — [hī΄pərē′mē ə] n. [ModL: see HYPER & EMIA] an increased blood flow or congestion of blood in an organ, tissue, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hyperemia —    Excessive presence of blood, usually arterial; and the resultant increase in heat and metabolic rate. Hyperemia can be a pathology, blowing out blood vessels and the like; used here to describe the chronic or subclinical condition of… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • hyperemia — US var. of HYPERAEMIA. * * * hyperemia var. hyperæmia …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperemia — hyperemic, adj. /huy peuhr ee mee euh/, n. Pathol. an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body. Also, hyperaemia. [1830 40; HYPER + EMIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperemia — noun excess of blood in a body part …   Wiktionary

  • hyperemia — The presence of an increased amount of bloodflow in a part or organ. SEE ALSO: congestion. [hyper + G. haima, blood] active h. h. due to an increased afflux of arterial blood into dilated capillaries. SYN: arterial h., fluxionary h.. arterial h.… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperemia — n. presence of excess blood in an area of the body (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperemia — noun US spelling of hyperaemia …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperemia — hy·per·e·mia …   English syllables

  • hyperemia — hy•per•e•mi•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˈi mi ə[/t]] n. pat an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body • Etymology: 1830–40 hy per•e′mic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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