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Definition of "hyperemia" [hyperemia]

  • An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyperemia" in a sentence
  • "The first pronounced change occurring in an organ under inflammation is an increase in the rapidity with which the blood circulates through the vessels -- a so-called hyperemia -- which soon gives place to a diminution"
  • "Congestion of the brain consists in an accumulation of blood in the vessels, also called hyperemia, or engorgement."
  • "There have also been reports of conjunctival hyperemia, or redness in the eyes."