1The action of draining a person, animal, or organ of blood.
- After measuring mechanics, animals were killed by exsanguination.
- Animals then were killed by further exsanguination through the abdominal aorta.
- After exsanguination, the lungs were fixed by intratracheal instillation with 10% neutral phosphate-buffered formalin at a pressure of 20 cm H2O for 72 hours.
1.1Severe loss of blood.
- Disruption of vessels in the cord can lead to exsanguination of blood that, if confined to the cord, forms a hematoma.
- Fatalities are rare and usually a consequence of exsanguination at the scene or penetration of a vital organ.
- All three types of subadventitial aortic disruption are at high risk for exsanguination and should be managed with emergent surgery.
- Example sentences
- They have never seen how white a woman's body is when she's exsanguinated by a post-partum hemorrhage.
- The dream had forced me to confront the fact that I had been at the hospital seeing a patient in consultation who was close to exsanguinating after an operation.
- Following arthroscopy, the extremity is elevated, exsanguinated, and the rest of the procedure carried out under tourniquet control.
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