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An increase in the quantity of blood flow to a body part; engorgement.

hy′per·e′mic (-mĭk) adj.


(Pathology) pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaemia
ˌhyperˈemic adj


(ˌhaɪ pərˈi mi ə)

an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.
hy`per•e′mic, adj.

hyperemia, hyperaemia

a congestion of the blood, occurring in any part of the body. — hyperemic, hyperaemic, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperemia - increased blood in an organ or other body part
congestion - excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
engorgement - congestion with blood; "engorgement of the breast"


n. hiperemia, exceso de sangre en un órgano, tejido o parte.
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FMD and reactive hyperemia (the transient increase in blood flow that occurs following a brief period of arterial occlusion) of an obese adult male with chronic motor complete paraplegia.
Caption: Figure 2 The patient's hands following rewarming with warm compresses, demonstrating reactive hyperemia throughout the left hand and new blanching in the right ring, long, and index fingers.
There was no change in % post occlusive reactive hyperemia after HIIE in both normoxia and hypoxia.
KEY WORDS: Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease, Endothelial dysfunction, Reactive hyperemia index.
The groups did not differ significantly in the primary endpoint: peripheral vasodilator function expressed as a reactive hyperemia ratio.
Endothelial function is measured by detecting transient increases in blood flow, a marker known as the reactive hyperemia index (RHI).
The purpose of periodically performing wheelchair tilt and recline is to develop reactive hyperemia to reperfuse the ischemic tissues because prolonged tissue ischemia has been determined to be critical factor leading to pressure ulcers.
Finally, the cuff was rapidly deflated to induce a reactive hyperemia, and the above-mentioned values were recorded within one minute.
EDVD was evaluated according to Celermajer-Sorensen test(1992) using duplex Doppler ultrasound of brachial artery at rest and at the condition of reactive hyperemia [26].
4% increase in the reactive hyperemia index (RHI), a marker of endothelial function, and a 32.

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