polycythaemia
chiefly British variant of polycythemia

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  • Polycythaemia — vgl. Polyzythämie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • polycythaemia — n. an increase in the packed cell volume (haematocrit) in the blood. This may be due either to a decrease in the total volume of the plasma (relative polycythaemia) or to an increase in the total volume of the red cells (absolute polycythaemia).… …   Medical dictionary

  • polycythaemia — n. an increase in the packed cell volume (haematocrit) in the blood. This may be due either to a decrease in the total volume of the plasma (relative polycythaemia) or to an increase in the total volume of the red cells (absolute polycythaemia).… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • polycythaemia — noun see polycythemia * * * polycythaemia / sī thēˈmi ə/ noun (↑ cyte cell, and Gr haima blood) an excess of red blood corpuscles • • • Main Entry: ↑poly …   Useful english dictionary

  • polycythaemia — n. abnormally high number of red blood cells in the bloodstream …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polycythaemia — [ˌpɒlɪsʌɪ θi:mɪə] (US polycythemia) noun Medicine a condition in which there is an abnormally increased concentration of haemoglobin in the blood. Origin C19: from poly + cyte + haemo + ia1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • polycythaemia — poly·cy·thae·mia …   English syllables

  • polycythaemia —   n. blood condition with abnormal numbers of red blood cells …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • polycythaemia vera — (polycythaemia rubra vera, erythraemia, Vaquez Osler disease) a disease in which the number of red cells in the blood is greatly increased (see also polycythaemia). There is often also an increase in the numbers of white blood cells and platelets …   Medical dictionary

  • polycythaemia vera — polycythaemia rubra vera; = erythraemia; = Vaquez Osler disease a disease in which the number of red cells in the blood is greatly increased (see also polycythaemia). There is often also an increase in the numbers of white blood cells and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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