Definition of Macrocytosis

1. Noun. The presence of macrocytes in the blood.

Generic synonyms: Pathology



Definition of Macrocytosis

1. Noun. The presence of macrocytes in the blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macrocytosis

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Medical Definition of Macrocytosis

1. Macrocytosis is enlargement of the red blood cells as defined by a red cell mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of greater than 100 fl. Macrocytosis is present in 1 to 4 % of the adult population. The most common cause is alcoholism. Other causes include: nutritional deficiencies (B12 and folate), chemotherapy, drug side effects, haemolysis, liver dysfunction, myelodysplasia and hypothyroidism. (27 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrocytosis

macrocyst
macrocystis
macrocysts
macrocytase
macrocyte
macrocytes
macrocythemia
macrocytic
macrocytic achylic anaemia
macrocytic anaemia
macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy
macrocytic anaemia tropical
macrocytic anemia
macrocytic hyperchromia
macrocytoses
macrocytosis (current term)
macrodactyl
macrodactylia
macrodactylous
macrodiagonal
macrodiolide
macrodiolides
macrodipole
macrodipoles
macrodispersion
macrodispersions
macrodomain
macrodome
macrodont
macrodontia

Literary usage of Macrocytosis

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1. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"MICROCYTOSIS AND macrocytosis Microcytosis and macrocytosis are conditions in which the red cells are respectively diminished and increased in size. ..."

2. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"macrocytosis The routine examination of blood samples from alcoholic and nonalcoholic patients using automated blood cell counters has resulted in the ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... and finds evidence that smoking causes chronic leucocytosis, macrocytosis and raised haematocrit, raised plasma fibrinogen concentration, reduction of ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"... macrocytosis, and poikilocytosis, occur, in which nucleated red corpuscles are discovered, and the hemoglobin is relatively excessive or at least ..."

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