melaena definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of melena.
    • A discharge from bowels of black matter, comprising changed blood.
    • Ebony vomit: a term used by Sauvages to denote the occurrence of dark-colored, grumous, and pitchy evacuations, usually associated with nausea of black-colored bloody matter. The black vomit in yellow-fever is a morbid release mixed with blood through the liner membrane for the belly and little intestines.
    • The discharge from rectum of dark, tarry, and altered bloodstream, caused by intestinal hemorrhage.
    • abnormally dark tarry feces containing bloodstream (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)

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