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arterial bleed

ar·te·ri·al bleed

/ˌärˈtirēəl blēd/

Noun

A damaged artery will tend to bleed quickly. When it first begins, the bleeding may be pulsating or spurting out of the wound. If bleeding is not controlled, the pressure inside the arteries will decrease, and the blood flow will become more steady. The color of arterial blood is bright red. A cleanly severed artery will tend to constrict and slow bleeding naturally but usually not enough to fully control bleeding and additional steps are needed to stop the flow.