Medical Definition of cerebral hemorrhage
: bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain and especially in the cerebrum that is often life-threatening and is marked by sudden headache, nausea, impaired consciousness, and neurological dysfunction A cerebral hemorrhage kills neurons and other brain cells at the site of the bleeding and threatens cells on the hemorrhage's periphery.—Nathan Seppa, Science News, 26 Feb. 2005—called also intracerebral hemorrhage
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