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melena

 [mĕ-le´nah]
darkening of the feces by blood pigments.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·le·na

(me-lē'nă), Although the correct pronunciation of this word is as noted, the more usual U.S. pronunciation is mel'ena.
Passage of dark-colored, tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by the intestinal juices. Compare: hematochezia.
[G. melaina, fem. of melas, black]
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melena

(mə-lē′nə)
n.
The passage of black, tarry stools composed largely of blood that has been acted on by gastric juices, indicative of bleeding in the upper digestive tract.
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melena

The passage of dark, clotted blood in the stool.
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melena

Stool or vomit blackened by heme pigments
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

me·le·na

(mĕ-lē'nă)
Passage of tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by the intestinal juices.
Compare: hematochezia
Synonym(s): melaena.
[G. melaina, fem. of melas, black]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

me·le·na

(mĕ-lē'nă)
Passage of dark-colored, tarry stools, due to presence of blood altered by intestinal juices. Cf. hematochezia.
[G. melaina, fem. of melas, black]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A 52-year-old male, who was a resident of Rahim Yar Khan and a farmer by profession, presented to the outpatient clinic with a 3-month complaint of melena, constipation and generalised abdominal pain.
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1), of which 30 DFM positive animals showed clinical symptoms of leptospirosis such as fever, anorexia, icterous, vomiting and melena (Table 2).
After two rounds of therapy in our hospital melena and bloody stool have been absent in this young patient for almost 6 months and at present the hemoglobin has recovered to normal level.
No Dengue hemorrhagic manifestation No of patients 1 Petechiae 39(48%) 2 Melena 15(8%) 3 Epistaxis 8(10%) 4 Hematuria 3(4%) 5 Hemoptysis 3(4%) 6 Hematemesis 3(4%) 7 Bleeding gums 5(6%) 8 Conjunctival hemorrhage 1(1%) 9 Bleeding from more than one sites 4(5%) Total 81(100%) Table 3--Shows number of patients of DHF and their platelet count at first encounter.
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The foundation gave $4,000 scholarships to Britny Belcher, Gino Betetta, Jade Honea, Karina Mora-Gomez, Wanda Morgan, Rachel Pritchard, Love Preet Singh, Melena Titus and Wendy Trujillo.
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A 70 year old male presented to our emergency department with melena. His past medical history included ischemic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, renal insufficiency due to IgA nephropathy and C virus chronic hepatitis.
Ya ni te digo que el medico me receto unas medicinas fortisimas para la caida del pelo, esa melena que tanto acariciabas a la hora de dormir y que ahora tengo que confesarte: eran extensiones.
One day before hospitalization, the boy became sleepy and irritable and had 2 episodes of vomiting followed by melena. The boy was then transferred by airplane to the Hospital Santa Gema in Yurimaguas.