Definition of Parasitemia

1. Noun. A condition in which parasites are present in the blood.

Exact synonyms: Parasitaemia
Generic synonyms: Blood Disease, Blood Disorder

Definition of Parasitemia

1. Noun. The quantitative content of parasites in the blood. ¹

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Medical Definition of Parasitemia

1. The presence of parasites (especially malarial parasites) in the blood. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parasitemia

parasinoidal sinuses
parasite-host ecosystem
parasite yew
parasitemia (current term)
parasitic cyst
parasitic disease
parasitic diseases
parasitic eosinophilic lung disease
parasitic granuloma
parasitic haemoptysis
parasitic infection
parasitic jaeger
parasitic leiomyoma
parasitic melanoderma

Literary usage of Parasitemia

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

1. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"A meta-analysis that focused only on malaria found a 17 percent increased risk of P. falciparum parasitemia in randomi/.ed. controlled trials of iron ..."

2. The Female Client and the Health-Care Provider by Janet Hatcher Roberts, Carol Vlassoff (1995)
"Furthermore, maternal P. falciparum parasitemia may result in placental parasitemia, which hi turn can compromise placental function and increase the risk ..."

3. The Dog: Bibliography January 1985-January 1994 by Cynthia P. Smith (1995)
"parasitemia was detected by examination of thick blood smears as early as ... parasitemia was documented by blood culture results in dogs of groups 2 and 3 ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Since the degree of parasitemia varied, all of the data in (B) and (C) are corrected to represent 5000 parasites per 10000 erythrocytes. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"At designated intervals, groups of four to six control and infected mice were monitored for circulating erythro- cyte, parasitemia, and splenic T-lymphocyte ..."

6. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1906)
"True elephantiasis Arabum, since it seldom causes a parasitemia,can rarely be distinguished from non-parasitic lymphedema by the blood, ..."

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