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anemia
condition in which there is a deficiency of oxygen being delivered to the cells because of a decrease in the quantity of hemoglobin or red blood cells.
aplastic anemia
a condition where the bone marrow does not produce enough, or any, new cells to replenish the blood cells.
hemolytic anemia
characterized by extreme reduction in circulating RBC's due to their destruction.
pernicious anemia
deficiency of mature RBC's and the formation and circulation of megaloblasts.
sick cell anemia
chronic hereditary disorder form of hemolytic anemia in which the RBC's become shaped like a crescent in the presence of low oxygen concentration.
hemochromatosis
Rare iron metabolism disease characterized by iron deposits throughout the body, usually as a complication of one of the hemolytic anemias.
hemophilia
different hereditary inadequacies of coagulation factors resulting in prolonged bleeding times.
leukemia
excessive uncontrolled increase of immature WBC's in the blood eventually leading to infection, anemia and thrombocytopenia.
myelogenous
Referring to myelocytes, a type of white blood cell. Also called myeloid.
lymphocyte
White cell of the blood that are derived from stem cells of the lymphoid series
multiple myeloma
malignant plasma cell neoplasm, increase in the # of both mature and immature plasma cells which often entirely replace the bone marrow and destory the skeletal structure.
polycythemia vera
abnormal increase in the # of RBC's, granulocytes, and thrombocytes leading to an increase in blood volume and viscosity.
thalassemia
hereditary form of hemolytic anemia in wich the alpha and beta hemoglobin chains are defective and the production of hemoglobin is deficient.