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Melena

Definition: The black, tarry, foul-smelling feces that contain degraded blood.

Pronunciation: mĕ-le´nah

Body System: Digestive

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: melena

CodeDescription
K92.1 Melena
P54.1 Neonatal melena
P78.2 Neonatal hematemesis and melena due to swallowed maternal blood
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