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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek-se'me-a

Definition: A condition, as in shock, in which a considerable portion of the blood is removed from the main circulation but remains within blood vessels in certain areas where it is stagnant.

[G. ex, out of, + haima, blood]

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