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dis·charge (DC),

(dis'charj),
1. That which is emitted or evacuated, as an excretion or a secretion.
2. The activation or firing of a neuron.

discharge

(dĭs-chärj′)
v.
1. To emit a substance, as by excretion or secretion.
2. To release a patient from custody or care.
3. To generate an electrical impulse. Used of a neuron.
n. (dĭs′chärj′, dĭs-chärj′)
1. The act of releasing, emitting, or secreting.
2. A substance that is excreted or secreted.
3. The generation of an electrical impulse by a neuron.

discharge

Environment
noun Any material released in effluents, generally of human origin; often organic or toxic waste.
 
verb A generic term for the release of materials (e.g., radioactive, biohazardous waste) and sundry anthropogenic detritus in effluents to the air, water, or sanitary facilities.
 
Managed care
verb To formally terminate a person’s care in and release them from a hospital or healthcare facility.

Medspeak
noun A secretion or material eliminated from a wound or orifice.
 
verb To release a secretion or material from a wound or orifice.

Medspeak-UK
noun A term defined in the UK for the formal end of an episode of care.
 
Types of discharge
Day-case discharge, day-patient discharge, inpatient discharge, outpatient discharge.

verb 
(1) To formally end an episode of care.
(2) To formally end surveillance of a patient who was previously diagnosed with and treated for a condition, and who no longer requires surveillance.

Obstetrics
See Menstrual discharge.
 
Ostomy
A stoma’s output.

discharge

Managed care verb (pron. dis charj´) To formally terminate a person's care in, and releasing from, a hospital or health care facility. See Complex repetitive discharge. Cf Admit Medtalk. noun (pron. dis´ charj) A secretion or material eliminated from a wound or orifice. See Autogenic discharge, Nipple discharge, Prune juice discharge, Vaginal discharge verb To release a secretion or material from a wound or orifice.

dis·charge

(DC) (dis'chahrj)
1. That which is emitted or evacuated, as an excretion or a secretion.
2. The activation or firing of a neuron.

discharge

An abnormal outflow of body fluid, most commonly of pus mixed with normal secretions, or of normal secretions in abnormal amount. Discharge may occur from any body orifice or from a wound.

dis·charge

(dis'chahrj)
That which is emitted or evacuated, as an excretion or a secretion.

Patient discussion about discharge

Q. is there cause for alarm if i have a white thick discharge?

A. Hello, ruffdee, if the discharge is white, and NOT causing any itchy feeling, burn sensation, and not smelly, it probably still is in normal range.
But once you feel itchy, burning, its color turns yellowish or greenish, and it has bad smell, it might be a sign for an infection, and it is recommended then you to find a doctor to get the specific therapy to cure the infection.
"Stay healthy always.."

Q. if you've had rough sex can bleeding accur a day or two later and have a smelly discharge?

A. it is very possible to happen like that. a rough sex will most likely cause trauma in the mucosa (either it is vaginal mucosa or anal mucosa), and the bleeding can happen even after a day or two.
if you're experiencing smelly discharge, be aware of the possibility of genital infection, that's why I'll recommend you to go to a doctor to get checked, and then get the specific therapy for that.

if it is happened that you're getting genital infection, you would probably inform your sex-partner and encourage your partner to seek the same medical advice.

Stay healthy always...

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Using an electric hoist and trolley, the new Bulk-Out low-profile discharger positions intermediate bulk containers to empty bulk solid materials into a surge hopper, then conveys the material to a downstream process, dust-free.
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