aplastic anemia
noun Date: 1928 anemia that is characterized by defective function of the blood-forming organs (as the bone marrow) and is caused by toxic agents (as chemicals or X-rays) or is idiopathic in origin

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  • Aplastic anemia — Anemia due to failure of the bone marrow to produce blood cells, including red and white blood cells as well as platelets. Aplastic anemia frequently occurs without a known cause. Causes of aplastic include chemicals (benzene, toluene in glues,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aplastic anemia — A*plas tic a*ne mi*a, n. [from {aplasia[2]}.] (Med.) an anemia characterized by substantial reduction or cessation of production of red blood cells and hemoglobin by the bone marrow. Stedman Syn: Ehrlich s anemia; anemia gravis. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aplastic anemia — [ā plas′tik] n. [< ModL aplasia, incomplete development (see A 2 & PLASIA) + IC] a form of anemia resulting from a failure of the bone marrow to produce adequate quantities of the essential blood components, including leukocytes and platelets …   English World dictionary

  • Aplastic anemia — ICDO = Caption = OMIM = 609135 OMIM mult = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 162 DiseasesDB = 866 MeshID = D000741 Aplastic anemia is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells to replenish blood cells.… …   Wikipedia

  • aplastic anemia — Pathol. severe anemia due to destruction or depressed functioning of the bone marrow, usually resulting from bone cancer, radiation, or the toxic effects of certain drugs or chemicals. [1930 35; A 6 + PLASTIC] * * * or anemia of bone marrow… …   Universalium

  • aplastic anemia — noun anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure • Syn: ↑aplastic anaemia • Hypernyms: ↑anemia, ↑anaemia …   Useful english dictionary

  • aplastic anemia — a•plas′tic ane′mia [[t]eɪˈplæs tɪk[/t]] n. pat severe anemia due to depressed functioning of the bone marrow, usu. resulting from bone cancer, radiation, or the toxic effects of drugs or chemicals • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • aplastic anemia — A condition in which the bone marrow is unable to produce blood cells …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Anemia, aplastic — Anemia due to failure of the bone marrow to produce blood cells, including red and white blood cells as well as platelets. Aplastic anemia frequently occurs without a known cause. Causes of aplastic include chemicals (benzene, toluene in glues,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anemia — The condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is, therefore, decreased. Persons with anemia may feel tired and fatigue …   Medical dictionary

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