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anemia Idioms & Phrases


anemia adiantifolia

  • noun fern of Florida and West Indies and Central America with rhizome densely clad in grown hairs
    pine fern.
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antipernicious anemia factor

  • noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
    cobalamin; cyanocobalamin; vitamin B12.
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aplastic anemia

  • noun anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure
    aplastic anaemia.
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cooley's anemia

  • noun a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
    Cooley's anaemia; thalassemia major; thalassaemia major.
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crescent-cell anemia

  • noun a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
    sickle-cell disease; sickle-cell anaemia; crescent-cell anaemia; drepanocytic anaemia; crescent-cell anemia; drepanocytic anemia.
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drepanocytic anemia

  • noun a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
    sickle-cell disease; sickle-cell anaemia; crescent-cell anaemia; drepanocytic anaemia; crescent-cell anemia; drepanocytic anemia.
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fanconi's anemia

  • noun a rare congenital anemia characterized by pancytopenia and hypoplasia of the bone marrow
    Fanconi's anaemia; congenital pancytopenia.
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genus anemia

  • noun genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America
    Anemia.
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hemolytic anemia

  • noun anemia resulting from destruction of erythrocytes
    haemolytic anaemia.
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hyperchromic anemia

  • noun anemia characterized by an increase in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
    hyperchromic anaemia.
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hypochromic anemia

  • noun anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
    hypochromic anaemia.
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hypoplastic anemia

  • noun anemia resulting from inadequately functioning bone marrow; can develop into aplastic anemia
    hypoplastic anaemia.
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iron deficiency anemia

  • noun a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
    iron deficiency anaemia.
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macrocytic anemia

  • noun anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal
    macrocytic anaemia.
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malignant anemia

  • noun a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)
    pernicious anaemia; malignant anaemia; malignant anemia.
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mediterranean anemia

  • noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
    Mediterranean anaemia; thalassemia; thalassaemia.
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megaloblastic anemia

  • noun anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia
    megaloblastic anaemia.
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metaplastic anemia

  • noun pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood are changed
    metaplastic anaemia.
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microcytic anemia

  • noun anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is smaller than normal
    microcytic anaemia.
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pernicious anemia

  • noun a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)
    pernicious anaemia; malignant anaemia; malignant anemia.
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refractory anemia

  • noun any of various anemic conditions that are not successfully treated by any means other than blood transfusions (and that are not associated with another primary disease)
    refractory anaemia.
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sickle-cell anemia

  • noun a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
    sickle-cell disease; sickle-cell anaemia; crescent-cell anaemia; drepanocytic anaemia; crescent-cell anemia; drepanocytic anemia.
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sideroblastic anemia

  • noun refractory anemia characterized by sideroblasts in the bone marrow
    sideroblastic anaemia; sideroblastic anemia; siderochrestic anaemia.
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siderochrestic anemia

  • noun refractory anemia characterized by sideroblasts in the bone marrow
    sideroblastic anaemia; sideroblastic anemia; siderochrestic anaemia.
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