Bloodletting

Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to cure or prevent illness and disease. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluid were regarded as `humors` that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health. It is claimed to have been the most common medical pract.....
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Bloodletting

• (n.) The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; -- esp. applied to venesection.
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bloodletting

(from the article `leeching`) ...referred to as a `leech.` Toward the beginning of the 19th century, a `leech mania` swept through Europe and America, as leeching became ... ...(1826–53), Hall conducted physiological research that gained him renown on the European continent and derision from established medical ...
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bloodletting

noun formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
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Bloodletting

Blood'let`ting noun (Medicine) The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; -- esp. applied to venesection.
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bloodletting

act of reducing the amount of blood in the body accomplished either by opening a vein or by the application of leeches. Thought to restore health from ancient times through the nineteenth century.
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bloodletting

bloodletting, also called bleeding, practice of drawing blood from the body in the treatment of disease. General bloodletting consists of the abstraction of blood by incision into an artery (arteriotomy) or vein (venesection, or phlebotomy). Local bloodletting is the abstraction of blood from smalle...
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bloodletting

Type: Term Pronunciation: blŭd′let-ing Definitions: 1. Removing blood, usually from a vein; formerly used as a general remedial measure, but used now in congestive heart failure and polycythemia. See: phlebotomy
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bloodletting

[n] - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
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