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nosebleed,

nasal hemorrhagehemorrhage
, escape of blood from the circulation (arteries, veins, capillaries) to the internal or external tissues. The term is usually applied to a loss of blood that is copious enough to threaten health or life.
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 occurring as the result of local injury or disturbance. Most nosebleeds are not serious and occur when one of the small veins of the septum (the partition between the nostrils) ruptures. These will usually stop without treatment or when pressure is applied to the nose. A nosebleed may also occur in association with infections, heart failure, hypertensionhypertension
or high blood pressure,
elevated blood pressure resulting from an increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart or from increased resistance to the flow of blood through the small arterial blood vessels (arterioles).
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 (high blood pressure), arteriosclerosisarteriosclerosis
, general term for a condition characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels. These changes are frequently accompanied by accumulations inside the vessel walls of lipids, e.g.
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, scurvyscurvy,
deficiency disorder resulting from a lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in the diet. Scurvy does not occur in most animals because they can synthesize their own vitamin C, but humans, other primates, guinea pigs, and a few other species lack an enzyme necessary for such
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, leukemialeukemia
, cancerous disorder of the blood-forming tissues (bone marrow, lymphatics, liver, spleen) characterized by excessive production of immature or mature leukocytes (white blood cells; see blood) and consequently a crowding-out of red blood cells and platelets.
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, hemophiliahemophilia
, genetic disease in which the clotting ability of the blood is impaired and excessive bleeding results. The disease is transmitted through females but almost invariably affects male offspring only.
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, and other disorders. Persistent nosebleeds should be brought to the attention of a physician, who can stop the bleeding with vasoconstrictors and topical anesthetics.

nosebleed

bleeding from the nose, as the result of injury, etc.
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Nosebleeds are fairly common and most people will experience them every now and again.
Speaking to Irish Sunday Mirror to raise awareness of the disorder as part of Rare Disease Week, she said: "I always suffered from nosebleeds so I never took any notice of them.
Martinez, 22, was used to nosebleeds. She'd had them nearly every day since she was 10, an annoying occurrence doctors repeatedly dismissed as insignificant -- a probable result of the bone-dry desert air.
One even went as far as to ask if Cho experienced nosebleed because he saw a 'cute cheerleader.'
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The next day, after additional nosebleeds, she was taken to the ED with mild contractions.
She'd had a nosebleed, but it is obvious to me on the replay that she mistook the halffurlong marker for the finishing line.
According to medical doctor Yonas Yohannes, one of the main causes of non-trauma induced nosebleeds is an increase in blood pressure caused by either stress, excessive consumption of alcohol, dry climate or heavy smoking.
The president, who travelled to Brussels to take part in the European Council meeting, was forced to pull out of the EU summit after suffering prolonged nosebleeds. He was admitted to hospital on Thursday morning where tests established he was suffering from hypertension.
In a written statement issued yesterday, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said that the President underwent nasal cauterization following a nosebleed and was admitted to a specialized hospital in the afternoon where he remained in the evening for strictly precautionary reasons.
A Saudi man who frequently suffered nosebleeds has been given a rather unusual diagnosis of an extra tooth growing in his nose.
The officer returned saying: "She's got a nosebleed."