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primary hemorrhage

primary hemorrhage in Medicine

primary hemorrhage n.
Hemorrhage immediately following an injury or operation.

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  • As a matter of fact, however, it was not primary hemorrhage that the old surgeons feared, but secondary hemorrhage.

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  • Army surgeons meet in practice with secondary more frequently than primary hemorrhage in gunshot wounds.

  • Thus most surgeons speak of primary hemorrhage being exceedingly rare, more rare, perhaps, than it actually is.

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