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[Gr. melaina, black] Black tarry feces caused by the digestion of blood in the gastrointestinal tract. It is common in the newborn and in adult patients with gastrointestinal bleeding from the esophagus, stomach, or proximal small intestine. melenic (mĕ-lēn′ik ), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Melena." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765994/all/melena_neonatorum.
Melena. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765994/all/melena_neonatorum. Accessed October 16, 2019.
Melena. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765994/all/melena_neonatorum
Melena [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 16]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/765994/all/melena_neonatorum.
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