from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Bleeding from the uterus that is not associated with menstruation.
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- n. uterine bleeding, other than the menses
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Profuse bleeding from the womb, esp. such as does not occur at the menstrual period.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Uterine hemorrhage; an effusion of blood from the inner surface of the uterus in the menstrual period, or at other times.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)
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If Mrs. Pepys's menstrual cycle occurred irregularly as stated in the third sentence of her husband's diary [Matthew Hodgart's review of The Diary of Samuel Pepys, NYR, October 8], she would be suffering from metrorrhagia not dysmenorrhea which implies painful menstruation.
When the menstruation is very profuse, resembling more a hemorrhage than normal menstruation, it is called _menorrhagia_; if the hemorrhage from the uterus occurs out of the regular menstrual periods, it is called _metrorrhagia_.
He seems to have been the first one to suggest that in metrorrhagia, with severe hemorrhage from the uterus, the bleeding might be stopped by putting ligatures around the limbs.
There is, indeed, no surer way of checking or of stopping a metrorrhagia than by curetting the womb during the very flow.
The abortion was attended with much metrorrhagia, and ten weeks afterward the movements of the other child could be plainly felt and pregnancy continued its course uninterrupted.
Mrs. C., aged forty-three, who had been under treatment for seven weeks for metrorrhagia, nietortes and peritonitis came under our notice.
ALCOHOL AS MEDICINE. page 48: typo corrected department of the hospital was commissoned [commissioned] to treat diseases without the use of alcoholic liquids. page 53: typo corrected treatment for seven weeks for metorrhagia [metrorrhagia], nietortes [TN: unsure what this word is] and peritonitis page 106: typo corrected who, but for its mistaken use, might have recovered from the illness affecting then [them]. page 111: typo corrected or influenced by alcoholism.
Its main use is in the treatment of excessive menstrual flow, either during the period itself (menorrhagia) or with blood loss between periods (metrorrhagia).
Most Common Traditional Uses: Hemorrhages of various kinds (e.g., coughing blood, vomiting blood, nosebleeds, hematochezia, and metrorrhagia), traumatic injuries with bleeding and pain, stabbing pain in chest and abdomen.