Definition of Hypersplenism

1. Noun. Enlarged spleen and a decrease in one or more types of blood cells; associated with many disorders.

Generic synonyms: Symptom



Definition of Hypersplenism

1. Noun. (medicine) A disorder in which abnormal spleen activity destroys blood cells ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hypersplenism

1. A condition or group of conditions where the haemolytic activity (red blood cell destruction) of the spleen is increased. The spleen is often enlarged. (11 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypersplenism

hyperspace drive
hyperspaces
hyperspatial
hyperspecialist
hyperspecialists
hyperspecialization
hyperspecializations
hyperspecialized
hyperspecific
hyperspectral
hyperspeed
hypersphere
hyperspheres
hyperspherical
hypersphyxia
hypersplenism (current term)
hypersplenisms
hypersplit
hypersplits
hyperstabilization
hyperstatic
hyperstaticity
hypersteatosis
hypersthene
hypersthenes
hypersthenia
hypersthenic
hypersthenuria
hyperstimulate
hyperstimulated

Literary usage of Hypersplenism

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

1. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"... in these conditions the phagocytes of the spleen have been stimulated in some way to an increased activity toward the red-cells. This hypersplenism is ..."

2. The Spleen and Anaemia: Experimental and Clinical Studies by Richard Mills Pearce (1918)
"... hypersplenism," without including individual features, would be less open to objection; but in the meantime, until hypersplenism can be demonstrated, ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
""hypersplenism," in comparison with diseased processes of other ductless glands. An increase in the unsaturated fatty acids in the blood (Eppinger, ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1917)
"As to the etiology, Brewer believes, with Eppinger, that the condition may be considered a "hypersplenism," an exaggeration of the normal hemolytic ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"... is due to a hypersplenism, and interesting investigations are now being conducted, after the suggestion of Schneider, to determine the exact quantity of ..."

6. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1919)
"... in the term ' hypersplenism.' That the spleen is concerned in the destruction of red blood cells cannot be disputed, but whether in any of these ..."

7. A Manual of surgery for students and physicians by Francis T. Stewart (1921)
"... hemolysis due to "hypersplenism," ie, increased destruction of the red cells by the spleen, removal of the organ has been followed by excellent results. ..."

8. Tropical Surgery and Diseases of the Far East: Including Answers to a by John Rich McDill (1918)
"That hemolytic jaundice, in the great majority of cases, is due to hypersplenism may now be accepted. Whether the spleen is acting on its own initiative or ..."

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