Definitions for hematemesis
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Blood within vomitus; the vomiting of blood.
a vomiting of blood
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 Medicine
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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