One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of draining a person, animal, or organ of blood.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Animals then were killed by further exsanguination through the abdominal aorta.’
- ‘After measuring mechanics, animals were killed by exsanguination.’
- ‘Briefly, adult male albino guinea pigs were killed by cervical dislocation followed immediately by exsanguination.’
- ‘After their respective treatments, mice from each group were sacrificed by exsanguination under light ether anesthesia between 7-8 hours after an over night fasting.’
- 1.1 Severe loss of blood.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Airway maintenance is vital because the primary mechanism of death is asphyxiation, not exsanguination.’
- ‘This is because of the high incidence of death from exsanguination in war injured patients and the potential for simple first aid measures to prevent this.’
- ‘Disruption of vessels in the cord can lead to exsanguination of blood that, if confined to the cord, forms a hematoma.’
Early 20th century: from Latin exsanguinatus ‘drained of blood’ (from ex- ‘out’ + sanguis, sanguin- ‘blood’) + -ion.
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