- an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.
Origin of hyperemia
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Examples from the Web for hyperemic
In the hyperemic area, vesicles or bullae form, containing first serum and later possibly sero-pus.
These actions are antiphlogistic and hyperemic, and these in turn may be either antiseptic or astringent.
- pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia
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- An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.
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