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 Seppa, Science News, 26 Feb. 2005

called also intracerebral hemorrhage

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“Cerebral hemorrhage.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cerebral%20hemorrhage. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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