Definition of Haemolytic anaemia

1. Noun. Anemia resulting from destruction of erythrocytes.

Exact synonyms: Hemolytic Anemia
Generic synonyms: Anaemia, Anemia

Medical Definition of Haemolytic anaemia

1. Anaemia resulting from reduced red cell survival time and haemolysis, either due to an intrinsic defect in the erythrocyte (hereditary spherocytosis or ellipsocytosis, enzyme defects, haemoglobinopathy) or an extrinsic damaging agent. For example autoantibody (autoimmune haemolytic anaemia), iso antibody, parasitic invasion of the cells (malaria), bacterial or chemical haemolysins, mechanical damage to erythrocytes. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemolytic Anaemia

haemolymph gland
haemolymph node
haemolysin factors
haemolytic anaemia (current term)
haemolytic anaemia of newborn
haemolytic chain
haemolytic disease of newborn
haemolytic disease of the newborn
haemolytic gas
haemolytic jaundice
haemolytic streptococci
haemolytic system
haemolytic unit
haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Literary usage of Haemolytic anaemia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Ho and Kass (1958) have observed that after intravenous inoculation of Salm. typhi endotoxin into normal rabbits a haemolytic anaemia developed. ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The body has a very limited ability to excrete iron, and McCance and Widdowson (1943) have shown that even in severe haemolytic anaemia, when large ..."

3. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London by Pathological Society of London (1900)
"... then a change in the blood possessing certain more or less distinctive characters, constituting what he might -describe as those of haemolytic anaemia. ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1903)
"The latter author,1 in reiterating his widely known views, suggested that the disease be called " infective haemolytic anaemia." He believes that this form ..."

5. Case histories in medicine by Richard Clarke Cabot (1911)
"... the bowels have been regular for the past three months. Probably the diarrhoea was a symptom of an already existing anaemia. A haemolytic anaemia ..."

6. Epitome of Medicine (1892)
"Other anaemias resembling it, but due to any such cause as tape-worm or gastric atrophy, are rather to be considered as other forms of haemolytic anaemia. ..."

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