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addaword.gifdefinition of hyperemesis

noun
(also hyperemesis gravidarum or HG)
a condition affecting some pregnant women, which causes acute sickness over a long period of time, sometimes throughout a pregnancy
"In very simple terms hyperemesis means vomiting a lot and gravidarum means in pregnancy," said consultant obstetrician Daghni Rajasingam, spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/12/2012 16:47:00
Definition of hyperemesis from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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