Discharge
The flow of fluid from part of the body such as the nose or vagina.
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1. That which is emitted or evacuated, as an excretion or a secretion. 2. The activation or firing of a neuron.
- after-d. afterdischarge.
- early d. d. of a woman and the newborn from the hospital within 24 hours of a vaginal delivery.

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dis·charge dis(h)-'chärj, 'dis(h)-. vb, dis·charged; dis·charg·ing vt
1) to release from confinement, custody, or care <\discharge a patient from the hospital>
2 a) to give outlet to or emit <a boil discharging pus>
b) to release or give expression to (a pent-up emotion or a repressed impulse) <discharged his anxiety by working out with a punching bag> vi to pour forth fluid or other contents
dis·charge 'dis(h)-.chärj, dis(h)-' n
1) the act of relieving of something <\discharge of a repressed impulse>
2) release from confinement, custody, or care <returned to work the day after \discharge from the hospital>
3) something that is emitted or evacuated <a purulent \discharge from a wound> <a thick white vaginal \discharge>

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dis·charge (disґchahrj) 1. a setting free, or liberation. 2. matter or force set free. 3. an excretion or evacuation. 4. release from a hospital or other course of care. 5. the passing of an action potential through a neuron, axon, or muscle fiber.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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