Haema- - definition of haema- by The Free Dictionary
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haem- also haema- or haemo-
hemo- or hema- or hem- also haemo- or haema- or haem-
[Greek haimo-, from haima.]
(Biology) a variant of haemo-
Also (US): hema-
a combining form meaning “blood”: hemocyte. Also, esp. before a vowel, hem-;esp. Brit., haemo-.
[< New Latin haemo-, comb. form representing Greek haîma blood]
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Oral hygiene includes brushing of the teeth and tongue two to three times daily with regular soft nylon brush or electric toothbrush regardless of the haema-
tological status.10-13 Ultrasonic brushes and dental floss should be allowed only if the patient is properly trained.6 Patients with poor oral hygiene and/or periodontal disease may use chlorhexidine rinses daily until the tissue health improves.14 The high alcohol content of commercially available chlorhexidine mouthwash may cause discomfort and dehydrate the tissues in patients with mucositis; thus an alcohol-free chlorhexidine solution is indicated in this situation.