Medical terms/definitions - H

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Haematoma - an accumulation of blood anywhere in the body due to a ruptured blood vessel

Haemoglobin - the protein that fills red blood cells and combines with oxygen which it transports from the lungs to all parts of the body

Haemophilia - an inherited bleeding disorder that is caused by shortage of a particular blood protein

Haemorrhage - escape of blood from a blood vessel due to injury

Haemorrhoids - ballooning of veins in the anus (external) or lower rectum (internal)



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