- an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.
Origin of hyperemia
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Examples from the Web for hyperemia
The hyperemia was often attended by hemorrhage into the tumor.
Hyperemia is produced, and this leads to over-action of the glands of the large intestine.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
According to the doctrine, lesions are always accompanied in nature by hyperemia, “the most widespread of auto-curative agents.”
The passive, venous or obstructive form of hyperemia is absolutely contraindicated in this class of ulcers.
Hyperemia, by the use of a rubber bandage above the joint, or by baking of the joint, is of great value.
- pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia
- An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.
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