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The expectoration of blood or of blood-streaked sputum from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs.

[hemo- + Greek ptusis, a spitting (from ptuein, to spit).]


(hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs)

the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
(hemo- + Greek ptýsis spitting (ptý(ein) to spit + -sis -sis)]
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Noun1.hemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease


n. hemoptisis, expectoración sanguinolenta de color rojo vivo.
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Following 4 cycles of docetaxel, many of the pulmonary nodules had decreased in size and his symptoms of hemoptysis, shortness of breath and cough improved significantly.
Other reported, less common side effects have included dyspnea, increase in cough, pneumothorax, hemoptysis, flu-like symptoms, unusually tired, stomach ache, hypoxia and weight loss.
The conditions included requiring the manufacturer to enroll all patients treated with the device after approval in a registry, which would follow the durability of the therapeutic effects and safety; and not using the device in patients with impaired coagulation or in those who are on anticoagulant medication, because hemoptysis was reported in six treated patients in the pivotal study.
They often present as recurrent episodes of hemoptysis, but sometimes the sentinel event is an uncontrollable massive hemoptysis.
She was a 53-year-old nonsmoker, postmenopausal woman who had a history of asthma, hemoptysis and pneumothorax admitted to our institution in November 2003.
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Beyond tachypnea and dyspnea, there have been historical atypical presentations of PE such as hemoptysis, syncope, wheezing, and even abdominal pain (4).
Additional adverse events were hemoptysis and chest pain.
We describe the case of a 77-year-old man who presented with hemoptysis secondary to laryngeal ulceration caused by the inadvertent misuse of alendronate.
Two days later, he was hospitalized with fever, chills, pharyngitis, dyspnea, nonproductive cough, headache, myalgias, hemoptysis, epistaxis, diarrhea, nausea, emesis, meningismus, and a lower-extremity rash.
4) The most serious complications of pulmonary AVMs are potentially fatal hemoptysis or hemothorax (in up to 10% of patients).