exsanguination

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exsanguination

 [eks-sang″gwĭ-na´shun]
extensive blood loss due to internal or external hemorrhage.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·san·gui·na·tion

(ek-sang'gwi-nā'shŭn),
Removal of blood; making exsanguine.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

exsanguination

Trauma surgery A condition that is “…the most extreme form of hemorrhage, with an initial blood loss of > 40% and ongoing bleeding which, if not surgically controlled, will lead to death.” See Salvage surgery–trauma, Staged surgery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ex·san·gui·na·tion

(ek-sang'gwi-nā'shŭn)
Removal of blood; making exsanguine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

exsanguination

The loss of a substantial proportion, or almost the whole volume, of the blood. The result of a severe haemorrhage.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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