pernicious anemia
malignant anemia malignant anemia n. (Med.) A chronic progressive anemia of older adults, thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B-12); also called {pernicious anemia}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Pernicious anemia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D51.0 ICD 9 281.0 …   Wikipedia

  • pernicious anemia — n. a form of anemia characterized by a gradual reduction in the number of the red blood cells, gastrointestinal and nervous disturbances, etc., due to a deficiency of vitamin B12 …   English World dictionary

  • Pernicious anemia — A blood disorder caused by inadequate vitamin B12 in the blood. Patients who have this disorder do not produce the substance in the stomach that allows the body to absorb vitamin B12. This substance is called intrinsic factor (IF). Pernicious… …   Medical dictionary

  • pernicious anemia — Pathol. a severe anemia caused by the diminution or absence of stomach acid secretion, with consequent failure of the gastric mucosa to secrete the intrinsic factor necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12, characterized by a great reduction… …   Universalium

  • pernicious anemia — noun a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12) • Syn: ↑pernicious anaemia, ↑malignant anemia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pernicious anemia — see pernicious anaemia …   English dictionary

  • pernicious anemia — noun Date: 1874 a severe megaloblastic anemia that is marked by a progressive decrease in the number of red blood cells and by pallor, weakness, and gastrointestinal and nervous disturbances and is caused by malabsorption of vitamin B12 due to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pernicious anemia — noun A severe form of anemia caused by vitamin B insufficiency …   Wiktionary

  • pernicious anemia — per,nicious a nemia noun uncount MEDICAL a type of ANEMIA that can cause death if it is not treated …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pernicious anemia — n. severe form of anemia affecting mostly older people …   English contemporary dictionary

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