Bleeding Glossary of Terms

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Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

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Cuts: Severed skin. Washing a cut or scrape with soap and water and keeping it clean and d...

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Head injury: Damage to any of the structures of the head as a result of trauma. While the ...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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Heart rate: The number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually per minute. The heart rate ...

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Hemorrhage: Bleeding or the abnormal flow of blood.

Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Low blood pressure: Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individua...

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Organ: A relatively independent part of the body that carries out one or more special func...

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Shock: In medicine, a critical condition that is brought on by a sudden drop in blood flow...

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