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me·le·na

 (mə-lē′nə)
n.
The passage of black, tarry stools composed largely of blood that has been acted on by gastric juices, indicative of bleeding in the upper digestive tract.

[New Latin melēna, from Greek melaina, feminine of melās, black.]

melena

(məˈliːnə)
n
(Pathology) US excrement, or formerly vomit, stained by blood
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melena - abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
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me·le·na

n. melena, masa de heces fecales negruscas y pastosas que contiene sangre digerida.
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Melena is a young African-American girl growing up with her loving family that includes her Gramma, mother, and older brother, Miles.
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The expected outputs of this project are: (i) Applied adaptation measures in the agricultural sector in the municipalities of Los Palacios, Guira de Melena and Jimaguay; (Ii) implemented actions to strengthen the exchange of information and knowledge among key stakeholders to achieve a better set confronting the challenges of climate change; and (iii) tools delivered to local and national authorities to address the impacts of climate variability and change and more sustainable food production.
In dogs, liver and kidneys are the target organs causing fever, anorexia, vomiting, polyuria, polydypsia, haemetemesis, melena, epistaxis, renal and hepatic insufficiency, pulmonary manifestations and reproductive failures.
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To the Editor: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with hematemesis and melena for 3 hours.
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