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  • n. Alternative spelling of hemoptysis.

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  • n. coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs


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  • But do not administer hellebore to such persons as are laboring under empyema connected with abscesses, haemoptysis, and intemperament, or any other strong cause, for it will do no good; and if any thing unpleasant occur the hellebore will get the blame of it.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • Now something similar may happen in fracture of the ribs; for in fracture of one or more ribs, in general, if the fractured bones are not driven inward, nor are laid bare, fever rarely supervenes, neither does it often happen that there is haemoptysis, empyema, and suppurating sores, which require treatment with pledgets, nor necrosis of the bones; and in these cases the ordinary regimen is sufficient.

    On The Articulations

  • In many of these cases haemoptysis and empyema also take place.

    Instruments Of Reduction

  • · Localizing features linked to a particular organ system, eg cough and haemoptysis in TB, dyspnea in cardiac failure or anaemia, abdominal pains in parasitoses, jaundice in hepatitis.

    Chapter 6

  • Dyspnoea and haemoptysis occasionally occur, but are by no means the rule.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Advanced arterio-sclerosis, any form of serious organic visceral disease, advanced cirrhosis, pulmonary tuberculosis with a tendency to haemoptysis, much elevation of temperature or emaciation, are all entirely unsuited for this form of treatment.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • The probability of this explanation is strengthened by the flowing of the blood from the nose to the ears, spontaneous haemoptysis, also by preternatural redness of the viscera, engorgements of the cerebral vessel, and bloody effusion, all of which conditions have been found after death.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

  • The condition of his health, though at that time not very obviously failing, a good deal arrested my attention, as I thought I could perceive in the occurrence of the haemoptysis, and in the cardiac hypertrophy, the early beginnings of vascular degeneration.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • He had three slight attacks of haemoptysis in the autumn of 1872, but no physical signs of change in the lung tissue resulted.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • We report the case of a 43 year old immunocompetent man presenting with dyspnoea, fever and haemoptysis.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles


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