Medical Dictionary

heaves

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈhēvz\

Medical Definition of heaves

  1. 1:  chronic emphysema of the horse affecting the alveolae of the lungs and resulting in difficult expiration, heaving of the flanks, and a persistent cough—called also broken wind

  2. 2:  a spell of retching or vomiting



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