Definition of Malignant anaemia

1. 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).




Medical Definition of Malignant anaemia

1. A form of anaemia (low red blood cell counts) that results when the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of red blood cells due to a deficiency in vitamin B12. Intrinsic factor, necessary for normal B12 absorption, may be the underlying cause for B12 deficiency if is not produced in the gastric glands (in the stomach). Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malignant Anaemia

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malignant catarrh of cattle
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malignant catarrhal fever virus
malignant ciliary epithelioma
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malignant endocarditis
malignant exophthalmos
malignant fibrous histiocytoma
malignant giant cell tumour
malignant glaucoma

Literary usage of Malignant anaemia

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1. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1893)
"and diminishing in the amount of haemoglobin (from | to -fa) occurs in malignant anaemia (HAYEM, LEPINE, LAACHE, and others). ..."

2. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1893)
"and diminishing in the amount of haemoglobin (from | to -fa) occurs in malignant anaemia (HAYEM, LEPINE, LAACHE, and others). ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1885)
"Bartholow also gives to this form of anaemia a separate chapter, calling it prog, per., essential anaemia, or malignant anaemia. Causes : women, 15 to 40 ..."

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