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cerebral hemorrhage

noun

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 SeppaScience News26 Feb. 2005
called also intracerebral hemorrhage

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