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habeas corpus: the name given a variety of writs whose object is to bring a person before a court.

haemarthrosis: the bleeding and swelling of a joint.

haematologist: a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses of the blood.

hazardous exposure: exposure or proximity to toxic or airborne agents, such as chemicals, gases, molds, lead, asbestos, waste or other hazardous materials which are potentially harmful to health.

hearing: a preliminary examination where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact.

herniated nucleus polposus: a rupture or prolapse of the nucleus polposus into the spinal cord.

hit and run: a vehicle accident in which injury to a person or property has occurred and the person causing the damage or injury leaves the scene of the accident without providing identification or contact information.

hung jury: a jury whose members cannot reach an agreement and thus cannot render a verdict.