Bleeing, technically known as hemorrhage (American English), haemorrhage (British English), or hæmorrhage, is the loss of blood from the circulatory system. Bleeding can occur internally, where blood leaks from blood vessels inside the body or externally, either through a natural opening such as the vagina, mouth or anus, or through a break in the skin. The complete loss of blood is referred to as exsanguination, and desanguination is a massive blood loss. Loss of 10-15% of total blood volume can be endured without clinical sequelae in a healthy person, and blood donation typically takes 8-10% of the donor's blood volume.

Trivia about bleeding

  • In campaign issues of 1856, this sanguinary adjective preceded "Kansas" & "Sumner"
  • If this is not severe, it can often be controlled by direct pressure
  • A barber in training might want to pick up a supply of styptic pencils; they help staunch this
  • This term refers to printing beyond the edges & trimming back the sheet; first aid isn't required

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