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Hemorrhage is the medical term for bleeding, usually excessive bleeding. Hemorrhagic diseases are caused by, or result in, bleeding (hemorrhaging).
See also:Update Date: 5/17/2007 Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.