black vomit


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black vomit

[¦blak ′väm·ət]
(medicine)
Dark vomited matter, consisting of digested blood and gastric contents.
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some said what was pronounced black vomit was not dark enough, others that it was too black; others again, that it was not black vomit because it was of a reddish hue.
Like red death, yellow fever causes high body temperatures; body ache; damage to capillaries, which can result in bleeding from the nose and mouth; stools stained dark with blood; and (the most dreaded symptom) copious black vomit caused by gastric bleeding.
The other GP, Dr Mohammed Haque, seemed more concerned that Marc's black vomit would stain his suit, according to the boy's father.
Into the ostensibly safe aesthetic realm of poetry, he smuggles images of the ugly, the revolting, the anti-aesthetic: the black vomit of a starving woman, pestilence and disease, graphic reference to body parts violently severed in a massacre.