Hemorrhage is the medical term for bleeding. It most often refers to excessive bleeding. Hemorrhagic diseases are caused by bleeding, or they result in bleeding (hemorrhaging).
Related topics include:
- Primary thrombocythemia (hemorrhagic thrombocythemia)
- Yellow fever
- Bleeding disorders
- Ebola fever
- Dengue hemorrhagic fever
- Vitamin K deficiency
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Taber's Medical Dictionary Online. Hemorrhagic. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765242/all/hemorrhage?q=Hemorrhagic&ti=0. Accessed June 11, 2019.
Review Date: 5/13/2019
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.