Definition of Hemothorax

1. Noun. Accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest).

Exact synonyms: Haemothorax
Generic synonyms: Congestion



Definition of Hemothorax

1. n. An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura.

Definition of Hemothorax

1. Noun. (medicine) A condition resulting from accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hemothorax

1. An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura. Origin: NL. See Hemo-, and Thorax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemothorax

hemorrhoidectomies
hemorrhoidectomy
hemorrhoids
hemosiderin
hemosiderins
hemosiderosis
hemostases
hemostasia
hemostasis
hemostat
hemostatic
hemostatics
hemostats
hemotaphonomy
hemothorax (current term)
hemotoxic
hemotoxicity
hemotoxin
hemotoxins
hemotoxylin
hemovanadin
hemovigilance
hemovore
hemozoin
hemp
hemp-nettle
hemp-nettles
hemp-vine
hemp-vines

Literary usage of Hemothorax

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1. A System of surgery v.2: Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative by Samuel David Gross (1872)
"The manner in which the blood in hemothorax is disposed of is subject to some diversity ; when the quantity is small, it is generally absorbed, followed, ..."

2. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1864)
"The principal dangers attending a wound of the lung arise from the Bleeding, both external and internal, the occurrence of hemothorax, Emphysema, ..."

3. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"THE DIAGNOSIS OF TRAUMATIC hemothorax BY GEO. ... IT would seem at first sight that the physical signs of traumatic hemothorax or ..."

4. Abstracts of War Surgery: An Abstract of the War Literature of General by United States Surgeon-General's Office, Surgeon-General's Office, United States (1918)
"This paper deals with the growth in a hemothorax of certain anaerobic bacilli ... In a series of 195 cases of septic hemothorax, 87 or 44.6 per cent were ..."

5. Principles and Practice of Physical Diagnosis by John C. Da Costa (1919)
"hemothorax (Pleural Hemorrhage) hemothorax, or hemorrhage into the pleural cavity, results from accidents such as traumatism of the chest, rupture of an ..."

6. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"hemothorax. Definition.—An effusion of pure blood into the pleural sac. Etiology.—Traumatism, rupture of the vessels from over- exertion especially when the ..."

7. Diseases of the chest and the principles of physical diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis, Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1920)
"... excessive number of eosinophiles not only in the fluid itself but also in the circulating blood. The same thing has been noted in cases of hemothorax. ..."

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