hy·​per·​emia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈē-mē-ə How to pronounce hyperemia (audio) \

Definition of hyperemia

: excess of blood in a body part : congestion

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Other Words from hyperemia

hyperemic \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈē-​mik How to pronounce hyperemia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hyperemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The noninvasive procedure, called reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry, measures blood flow to the fingers during blood pressure inflation and release. Mayo Clinic News Network, chicagotribune.com, 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hyperemia

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperemia

New Latin

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“Hyperemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperemia. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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variants: or chiefly British hyperaemia \ ˌhī-​pə-​ˈrē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hyperemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperemia

: excess of blood in a body part (as from an increased flow of blood due to vasodilation) : congestion

Other Words from hyperemia

hyperemic or chiefly British hyperaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce hyperemia (audio) \ adjective


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