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plethora

Pathol obsolete a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face

Plethora

 

an increase in the volume of blood. An increase in the total quantity of blood in the human body is called generalized plethora; localized congestion from blood stasis can also occur in organs, such as the brain or spleen.

plethora

[′pleth·ə·rə]
(medicine)
An excess of blood in an organ or the circulatory system.

plethora

An abundance or excess.
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Not every symptom, sign, or available bit of laboratory evidence is present in every case of the disease but Dameshek believed in 1940 that the following minimal data should be present before a definite diagnosis of PV can be made: plethoric appearance, splenomegaly, definitely elevated erythrocyte count (>6x[10.
For such a task a large army with plethoric infantry is useless.
Through these plethoric ecstasies, Irving depicts Ichabod as a believer in the quintessential American promise of opportunity and wealth.
London, Apr 10 ( ANI ): The plethoric array of media choices has engrossed twenty-something young consumers so much so that they switch between electronic devices and media platforms every two minutes, according to a new study.
A barrel of a woman with plethoric ankles and a Red Cross band on her arm is coming at me with a coffeepot.
I never tire of the 1986 high school comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," because the thoroughly miscreant Principal is so much like one that I had: a plethoric, irascible, bullying toad of a man who shouted to us in assemblies that the sole purpose of attending Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School was to "learn to mind our own business.
In his polemic against industrialism he writes: "In the midst of plethoric plenty, the people perish; with gold walls, and full barns, no man feels himself safe or satisfied.
He was plethoric with tachycardia (116 bpm), hypertensive (136/92 mmHg) and pyretic (38[degrees]C).
In 1803, Rush explained that "childbearing" was a "disease" resulting from "the distended state of the uterus" and the "generally plethoric, and unduly excitable" condition of the female system during pregnancy.
Insurers, brokers, providers, employers, public advocates, market advocates, and countless others each have their view of how best to interpret and implement the law's plethoric provisions.
In Ellingwood's Therapeutist of 1908, it is reported that gelsiminine from Gelsemium sempervirens (yellow jasmine) 'will check the hot flashes that occur during or after the menopause in nervous, plethoric or relaxed women at a dose of 1/250 grain' (Dougherty-Trexler 1908) and elsewhere a single dose of 'ten drops of specific gelsemium, if necessary followed up by 3 drop doses every hour is excellent for the hot flashes that are apt to occur during the menopause' (Henschen 1908).