Definitions for hematemesis

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. hematemesis, haematemesis(noun)

    vomiting blood

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  1. hematemesis(Noun)

    Blood within vomitus; the vomiting of blood.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Hematemesis(noun)

    a vomiting of blood

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. a"i^ma, a"i`matos, blood + a vomiting, fr. to vomit.]

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  1. Hematemesis

    Hematemesis or haematemesis is the vomiting of blood. The source is generally the upper gastrointestinal tract. Patients can easily confuse it with hemoptysis, although the latter is more common.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Hematemesis

    Vomiting of blood that is either fresh bright red, or older "coffee-ground" in character. It generally indicates bleeding of the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.


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