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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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This occurs at the periphery of the lesion, where there is active hyperemia; in the center of the organizing hematoma, in an area of low or passive hyperemia, initial osteoblastic activity is noticed (figure, B).
Anatomic Diagnosis.--The diagnosis was: marked fatty changes of the liver; moderate edema of the leptomeninges; hyperplasia of the spleen; marked passive hyperemia of the kidneys and bowel lining; sclerosis of the aorta and front mitral leaflet; submucous minute petechial hemorrhages of the pancreatic duct; varicose veins of the lower extremities; slight anasarca (ankles); acute catarrhal conjunctivitis; fibrous adhesions between the liver and diaphragm, spleen and diaphragm, and spleen and liver.
Anatomic Diagnosis.-- The diagnosis was: marked fatty changes of the liver; edema of the leptomeninges; moderately lessened "lipoid" of the suprarenal cortices; cholesterol deposits in the liver and kidneys; almost empty bowel; hypertrophy of the heart; passive hyperemia of the spleen, kidneys, liver and bowel; calcified tracheobronchial lymph glands; retention cysts of the left kidney; left focal fibrous pleuritis; fibrous localized perihepatitis; lessened colloid (atrophy) of the thyroid gland.