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the loss of blood from an artery, often associated with vessel trauma or the removal of a large-bore arterial catheter. Also called arterial bleeding.
A hemorrhage from an artery. In arterial bleeding, which is bright red, the blood ordinarily flows in waves or spurts; however, the flow may be steady if the torn artery is deep or buried.
Almost all arterial bleeding can be controlled with direct pressure to the wound. If it cannot be controlled with applied pressure, the responsible artery may need to be surgically ligated. See: arterial bleeding for table; pressure point
See also: hemorrhage