Definition of Anemia

1. Noun. A deficiency of red blood cells.

2. Noun. A lack of vitality.
Exact synonyms: Anaemia
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Derivative terms: Anaemic, Anemic

3. Noun. Genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America.
Exact synonyms: Genus Anemia
Group relationships: Family Schizaeaceae, Schizaeaceae
Member holonyms: Anemia Adiantifolia, Pine Fern
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus

Definition of Anemia

1. Noun. (pathology) A medical condition in which the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen to the tissues is reduced, either because of too few red blood cells, or because of too little hemoglobin, resulting in pallor and fatigue. ¹

2. Noun. (pathology) A disease or condition that has anemia as a symptom. ¹

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Definition of Anemia

1. a disorder of the blood [n -S] : ANEMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Anemia

1. Too few red blood cells in the bloodstream, resulting in insufficient oxygen to tissues and organs. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anemia

anembryonic pregnancy
anemia (current term)
anemic anoxia
anemic hypoxia

Literary usage of Anemia

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"We differentiate the Addison-Biermer type of anemia (1) from other chronic forms of hemolytic anemia (discoverable etiology, anamnesis) ; (2) from acute ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1922)
"Let us consider first aplastic anemia. The disease has a symptomatology dependent upon an aplasia of the bone-marrow. If we can find an etiologic factor we ..."

3. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"In bothriocephalus anemia the expulsion of the parasite by the ... The history of a patient suffering from anemia due to nitrobenzol poisoning is ..."

4. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Routine screening of other asymptomatic persons for anemia is not ... Burden of Suffering: anemia is not denned on the basis of clinical criteria but rather ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"They bear out the assertion that anemia does not predispose to chorea. DR. ... In no case was there marked anemia. In a few cases there was a moderate ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"Tins paper is not an attempt to solve the problem of the genesis of pernicious anemia, although some of the views bearing on this phase of ..."

7. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"There exist several publications relative to the occurrence of pernicious anemia in animals, but most of them probably allude to the infectious anemia of ..."

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