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Meaning of "epistaxis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EPISTAXIS

From Greek: a dropping, from epistazein to drop on, from stazein to drip.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EPISTAXIS

epistaxis  [ˌɛpɪˈstæksɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPISTAXIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epistaxis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPISTAXIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nosebleed

Epistaxis (from Greek: ἐπιστάζω (epistazo) to bleed from the nose: ἐπί (epi) - "above", "over" + στάζω (stazo) - "to drip ") or a nosebleed is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less common, more likely to require medical attention). Sometimes in more severe cases, the blood can come up the nasolacrimal duct and out from the eye. Fresh blood and clotted blood can also flow down into the stomach and cause nausea and vomiting. Although the sight of large amounts of blood can be alarming to some, and, in some serious cases, may warrant medical attention, nosebleeds are rarely fatal, accounting for only 4 of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S. in 1999.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPISTAXIS


aerotaxis
ˌɛərəʊˈtæksɪs
chemotaxis
ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs
cytotaxis
ˌsaɪtəʊˈtæksɪs
epitaxis
ˈɛpɪˌtæksɪs
geotaxis
ˌdʒiːəʊˈtæksɪs
heliotaxis
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈtæksɪs
heterotaxis
ˌhɛtərəʊˈtæksɪs
homotaxis
ˌhəʊməʊˈtæksɪs
hydrotaxis
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs
hypotaxis
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæksɪs
parataxis
ˌpærəˈtæksɪs
phototaxis
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtæksɪs
phyllotaxis
ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs
rheotaxis
ˌriːəˈtæksɪs
stereotaxis
ˌstɛrɪəˈtæksɪs
taxis
ˈtæksɪs
telotaxis
ˌteləʊˈtæksɪs
thermotaxis
ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs
thigmotaxis
ˌθɪɡməˈtæksɪs
trophotaxis
ˌtrɒfəʊˈtæksɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPISTAXIS

epistasis
epistatic
epistemic
epistemically
epistemics
epistemological
epistemologically
epistemologist
epistemology
episterna
episternal
episternum
epistilbite
epistle
Epistle of Jude
Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus
epistler
Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy
epistolarian
epistolary

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPISTAXIS

anaphylaxis
axis
chemoprophylaxis
major axis
minor axis
neutral axis
optic axis
orthoaxis
parapraxis
phylaxis
polar axis
praxis
principal axis
prophylaxis
sparaxis
synaxis
tachyphylaxis
x-axis
y-axis
z-axis

Synonyms and antonyms of epistaxis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epistaxis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPISTAXIS

Find out the translation of epistaxis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of epistaxis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epistaxis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鼻出血
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epistaxis
570 millions of speakers

English

epistaxis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाक से खून आना
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

رعاف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

носовое
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epistaxe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাসিকা হইতে রক্ত-ক্ষরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épistaxis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epistaxis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nasenbluten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鼻出血
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

출혈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epistaxis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chảy máu cam
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூக்கில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इस्ट्रॅक्सिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

burun kanaması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epistassi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krwawienie z nosa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

носове
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epistaxis
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επίσταξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epistakse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näsblod
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

neseblødning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epistaxis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPISTAXIS»

The term «epistaxis» is regularly used and occupies the 92.473 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPISTAXIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epistaxis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPISTAXIS»

Discover the use of epistaxis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epistaxis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine
LWBK232-66-71 Chapter 69: Epistaxis 401 Other alternatives to the traditional anterior nasal pack includecalciumsodiumalginate(Kaltostat), Oxycel, Avitene, and balloon tamponade. Topical thrombogenic agents such as fibrin glue, gelatin  ...
Allan B. Wolfson, Gregory W. Hendey, Louis J. Ling, 2009
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Head & Neck Surgery--otolaryngology
Usage of regular nasal sprays, usually local corticosteroid sprays, may induce intermittent epistaxis by the force of the spray creating damage to the epithelium of the nasal septum. This epithelium may crust and bleed when this crust is either  ...
Byron J. Bailey, Jonas T. Johnson, Shawn D. Newlands, 2006
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Practical Neuroangiography
Posterior idiopathic epistaxis is a fulminant arterial type of bleeding seen in hypertensive adult patients and is thought to be related to a denudation of the nasal mucosa over the sphenopalatine arteries in the posterior nasal cavity. It is quite ...
Pearse Morris, 2007
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Portable Signs and Symptoms
Assessment If the patient has severe epistaxis, quickly check his vital signs. Assess for tachypnea, hypotension, and other signs of hypovolemic shock. Monitor airway patency. (See Controlling epistaxis.) If the patient isn't in distress, take a ...
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007
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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures
Epistaxis is a common complaint in the pediatric population, especially among toddlers and school-aged children. Most episodes of bleeding from the nose will resolve before the child arrives at a medical care facility, but persistent or recurrent ...
Christopher King, Fred M. Henretig, 2008
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Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Many types of local and systemic disorders can cause epistaxis (Table 18.1). Local factors predominate in etiologic importance ( Table 18.2). In addition to minor accidental trauma and habitual picking, any cause of ...
Gary Robert Fleisher, Stephen Ludwig, Benjamin K. Silverman, 2002
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Ballenger's Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Treatment is primarily focused on prevention and treatment of the recurrent epistaxis. Conservative measures begin with regular nasal mucosal care using nasal saline and emollient preparations. The second line and mainstay of treatment is ...
James Byron Snow, Phillip A. Wackym, John Jacob Ballenger, 2009
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Essentials of Emergency Medicine
Proper management of patients with epistaxis requires an understanding of the underlying anatomy and pathophysiology associated with significant nasal bleeding. The goal of treatment of epistaxis is to maximize patient comfort, diagnose ...
Richard Aghababian, 2010
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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
FRAN NADEL, MD, MSCE, AND FRED M. HENRETIG, MD Epistaxis ( nosebleeding) is a common symptom in young children and may be alarming to parents who often overestimate the amount of blood loss. It usually is noted first at about ...
Gary R. Fleisher, Stephen Ludwig, 2010
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Fundamentals of Surgical Practice: A Preparation Guide for ...
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, vol 2. CV Mosby, 1986. Shaheen OH. Thesis for the Master of Surgery. University of London, 1967. Shaw CB, Wax MK, Wetmore SJ. Epistaxis: a comparison of treatment. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg ...
Andrew Kingsnorth, Douglas Bowley, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPISTAXIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epistaxis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rushed hospital review into Summer's death, inquest hears
Dr Jacobus Du Plessis said he thought Summer was suffering from "epistaxis"(a nosebleed) when she was brought in by ambulance at about ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»
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Battery death a 'tragic misdiagnosis'
He believed it to be epistaxis (nose bleed) and discharged her after 15 minutes. When Summer vomited more blood just outside the hospital, ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
3
High Morbidity and Mortality Rates in Children With Multiple …
Other complications included minor airway trauma, arrhythmia, bronchospasm, epistaxis, hypoxia, laryngospasm and immediately recognized ... «Anesthesiology News, Jul 15»
4
Inquest begins into Queensland girl's battery death
The four-year-old was discharged the following morning with a diagnosis of epistaxis (nosebleed). Within an hour, however, Summer was ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
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Malignant schwannoma of the infratemporal fossa: a case report
... swelling that had evolved over the previous 4 months, with a limitation of mouth opening, nasal obstruction and episodes of epistaxis. «7thSpace Interactive, Jul 15»
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The Deal with Nose Bleeds
Direct pressure is usually effective in stopping epistaxis by applying pressure to the front of the nasal cavity.Decongestants such as ... «The New Indian Express, Jun 15»
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SinuSys™ Corp. Receives CE Mark for Vent-Os® Sinus Dilation …
... the risk of antibiotic resistance and cause unwanted side effects such as epistaxis (nose bleeds), nasal ulcers, and nasal and oral infections. «Business Wire, Jun 15»
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DuckDuckGo blows past 10 million daily searches
Epistaxis: "I'll remember that when DuckDuckGo asks for my e-mail address and those of my friends." LordAlbertson: "Been supporting them for ... «ITworld, Jun 15»
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Practical Aspects of OTC Intranasal Corticosteroid Use: Important …
... as spraying INSs directly on the nasal septum may increase the likelihood of experiencing epistaxis.4-6 While sniffing gently, patients should ... «Pharmacy Times, Jun 15»
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Nosebleeds in horses after hard work [H&H VIP]
It has been recognised for centuries that bleeding from the nostrils — known as epistaxis — is seen in some horses after strenuous exercise. «Horse & Hound, Jun 15»

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