Hy`per*ae"mi*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. over + blood.] Med.

A superabundance or congestion of blood in an organ or part of the body.

Active hyperaemia, congestion due to increased flow of blood to a part.

-- Passive hyperaemia, interchange due to obstruction in the return of blood from a part.

-- Hy`per*ae"mic (#), a.


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