from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The expectoration of blood or of blood-streaked sputum from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. expectoration (coughing up) of blood
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The expectoration of blood, due usually to hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the lungs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, spitting of blood: usually restricted to the raising of blood from the lungs. Also hæmoptoë.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
Dense, crunchy, intended for medical professionals (I learned two new words -- "cachectic" and "hemoptysis" -- and my medical Latin is pretty darned good for a non-doctor), and full of the usual assortment of incredibly gross but illustrative scene photos.
Mesothelioma that affects the pleura can cause these signs and symptoms: chest wall pain pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung shortness of breath fatigue or anemia wheezing, hoarseness, or cough blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up hemoptysis
Due to poor health (hemoptysis) he did not teach for more than two years (from June 1813 to October 1815), and only at the beginning of the academic year 1815/16 did he return to teaching.
Accidents or sequelae are hemoptysis, empyema and phthisis.
-- In cases not demonstrably tuberculous, hemoptysis may require bronchoscopic examination to determine the origin.
Emaciation, clubbing of the fingers and toes, night sweats, hemoptysis, in fact all of the symptoms of tuberculosis are in most cases simulated with exactitude, even to the gain in weight by an out-door regime.
-- One or more of the following laryngeal symptoms may be present: Hoarseness, croupy cough, aphonia, odynphagia, hemoptysis, wheezing, dyspnea, cyanosis, apnea, subjective sensation of foreign body.
For hemoptysis, especially when it was acute and due as Alexander thought to the rupture of a blood vessel in the lungs, he recommended the opening of a vein at the elbow or the ankle -- in order to divert the blood from the place of rupture to the healthy parts of the circulation.
In the following March she had hemoptysis, and serious symptoms of inflammation in the right lung following, led to her apparent death on the 31st of the month.
According to Lewin, there is mentioned in the case reported by Gauchet a symptom quite unique in the literature of quinin, viz., hemoptysis.
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