plethoric


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ple·thor·ic

(ple-thōr'ik, pleth'ŏ-rik),
Relating to plethora.
Synonym(s): sanguine (1) , sanguineous (2)

plethoric

(plĕ-thôr′ĭk, -thŏr′-, plĕth′ə-rĭk)
adj.
Characterized by an overabundance of blood.

ple·thor′i·cal·ly adv.

plethoric

adjective Fluid-filled, edematous

ple·thor·ic

(plĕ-thōr'ik)
Relating to plethora (hypervolemia).
Synonym(s): sanguine (1) , sanguineous (2) .

plethoric

Having a ruddy complexion from widening of blood vessels under the skin or, rarely, from POLYCYTHAEMIA.
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Lumens of many vessels are narrowed due to thickening of the wall, and sometimes dramatically dilated and plethoric. Epithelial cover lining large villi is replaced by fibrinoid in some places.
Reduction of the right coronary blood flow secondary to impingement from a plethoric pulmonary trunk is likely attributed to the acute presentation.
Not every symptom, sign, or available bit of laboratory evidence is present in every case of the disease but Dameshek believed in 1940 that the following minimal data should be present before a definite diagnosis of PV can be made: plethoric appearance, splenomegaly, definitely elevated erythrocyte count (>6x[10.sup.12]/L), elevated platelet count, and elevated hematocrit, together with red cell and megakaryocytic hyperplasia in bone marrow aspirate.
Afghan generals, whose vision of the security was that of the Cold War, thought Afghanistan needed strong, rather plethoric, armed forces.
'Pull' and 'push' factors in developed and developing countries, respectively, contribute to the migration of health professionals; typically from poorer to wealthier areas (what a colleague called a 'transfusion from the anaemic to the plethoric' and what has also been called 'the great brain robbery').
Through these plethoric ecstasies, Irving depicts Ichabod as a believer in the quintessential American promise of opportunity and wealth.
A barrel of a woman with plethoric ankles and a Red Cross band on her arm is coming at me with a coffeepot.
I never tire of the 1986 high school comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," because the thoroughly miscreant Principal is so much like one that I had: a plethoric, irascible, bullying toad of a man who shouted to us in assemblies that the sole purpose of attending Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School was to "learn to mind our own business."
The first two lines of the second stanza of "On the Poor Laws' Amendment Bill," which I discuss above, suggest the irony of impoverishment in a world of "plethoric plenty": (45)
He was plethoric with tachycardia (116 bpm), hypertensive (136/92 mmHg) and pyretic (38[degrees]C).
Insurers, brokers, providers, employers, public advocates, market advocates, and countless others each have their view of how best to interpret and implement the law's plethoric provisions.