Spillage Overview


In Latin is where the etymological origin of the word that concerns us now is found. It is exactly the result of the sum of two different parts:

-The prefix “de-“, which comes to indicate “from top to bottom”.

-The noun “ramus”, which is synonymous with “branch”.

The notion of spillage is used as a synonym for spilling: the process and result of spilling (pouring a liquid or something small). It is called a spill, therefore, to a fluid that comes out of its container, usually due to some kind of failure.

For example: “Several environmental organizations denounced that there was a large oil spill in the Indian Ocean”, “The accident was caused by an oil spill on the avenue”, “The sewage spill caused a nauseating smell”.

Oil spill is an ecological problem that occurs frequently. The transportation of this hydrocarbon by water often faces inconveniences that end with the oil spilled in the sea or in the river. These spills can kill aquatic animals from pollution and even affect coastlines for a long time.

The Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989 and the Prestige spill off Galicia, Spain in 2002 are among the most serious spills in history.

In the field of medicine, spillage is called the exit of a liquid from the vessel that contains it or the atypical accumulation of it in a certain body cavity. A pleural effusion, in this sense, is a collection of fluids in the pleura (a membrane that lines the lungs, diaphragm, and mediastinum). In a pericardial effusion, on the other hand, the abnormal collection of fluids takes place in the pericardial cavity.

In the same way, we cannot forget to underline the existence of the stroke. This occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted as a result of a blocked or ruptured blood vessel.

It should also be established that there are two types of stroke: ischemic, which occurs when a blood vessel is blocked by a blood clot or narrowing of the arteries, and hemorrhagic. We have to establish that this is the one that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is damaged or directly breaks.

The symptoms that indicate that a person is suffering from a stroke are difficulty speaking normally, a severe headache with no apparent cause, loss of balance, numbness in a part of the body, a feeling of dizziness and even loss of consciousness. of coordination capacity.

Likewise, there is also the ocular effusion that is characterized by the fact that a blood stain appears under what is the ocular conjunctiva. A blow to the eye, an increase in blood pressure or even rubbing your eyes very hard can cause it.