hyperaemia


hyperaemia
hyperaemia, hyperaesthesia, hyperaesthetic chiefly Brit var of HYPEREMIA, HYPERESTHESIA, HYPERESTHETIC

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n.
the presence of excess blood in the vessels supplying a part of the body. In active hyperaemia (arterial hyperaemia) the arterioles are relaxed and there is an increased blood flow. In passive hyperaemia the blood flow from the affected part is obstructed.

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  • Hyperaemia — Hy per*[ae] mi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ype r over + a i^ma blood.] (Med.) A superabundance or congestion of blood in an organ or part of the body. [1913 Webster] {Active hyper[ae]mia}, congestion due to increased flow of blood to a part. {Passive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperaemia — n. the presence of excess blood in the vessels supplying a part of the body. In active hyperaemia (arterial hyperaemia) the arterioles are relaxed and there is an increased blood flow. In passive hyperaemia the blood flow from the affected part… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hyperaemia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 4466 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|780.99 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D006940 Hyperemia describes the increase of blood flow to different tissues in the body.… …   Wikipedia

  • hyperaemia — An excess of blood in a region of the body …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hyperaemia — /huy peuhr ee mee euh/, n. Pathol. hyperemia. * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperaemia — n. localized excess of blood (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperaemia — [ˌhʌɪpər i:mɪə] (US hyperemia) noun Medicine an excess of blood in an organ or other part of the body. Derivatives hyperaemic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperaemia — /haɪpəˈrimiə/ (say huypuh reemeeuh) noun an increase in the blood in any part of the body. Also, Chiefly US, hyperemia. {New Latin. See hyper , emia} –hyperaemic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hyperaemia —   n. excess of blood in a part.    ♦ hyperaemic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hyperaemia — n. (US hyperemia) an excessive quantity of blood in the vessels supplying an organ or other part of the body. Derivatives: hyperaemic adj. Etymology: mod.L (as HYPER , AEMIA) …   Useful english dictionary


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