hematemesis. [ he″mah-tem´ĕ-sis] the vomiting of blood. The appearance of the vomit depends on the amount and character of the gastric contents at the time blood is vomited and on the length of time the blood has been in the stomach. Gastric acids change bright red blood to a brownish color and the vomit is often described as “coffee-ground” in color. Meaning Origin language and etymology Example(s) halluc-to wander in mind Latin ālūcinor, to wander in mind hallucinosis, hallucination hemat-, haemato- (haem-, hem-) of or pertaining to blood: Latin hæma , from Greek αἷμα, αἱματ-(grc), blood hematology, older form haematology: hema- or hemo-blood (AmE)
Mar 28, 2018 · The medical word for vomiting blood (or throwing up blood) is haematemesis. This symptom is usually due to a problem within the upper gut. That is, the gullet (oesophagus), stomach or the first part of the gut (small intestine) known as the duodenum. There is a range of different causes - discussed below.
Vomiting blood Definition Vomiting blood is regurgitating (throwing up) contents of the stomach that contains blood. Vomited blood may appear bright red, dark red, or look like coffee grounds. The vomited material may be mixed with food or it may be blood only. Alternative Names Hematemesis; Blood in the vomit Considerations Black Vomit - Vomiting old black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever Blackwater Fever - Dark urine associated with high temperature Bladder in Throat - Diptheria [seen on Death Certificates] Blood Poisoning - Bacterial infection; septicemia Bloody Flux - Bloody stools Bloody Sweat - Sweating sickness Bone Shave - Sciatica Brain Fever - Meningitis