American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a deficiency of blood in a living body.
- n. A genus of small, simply pinnate or decompound, schizæaceous ferns, characterized by having the ovate, sessile sporangia borne biserially upon the two elongate, rachiform-paniculate, lowermost pinnæ, or, if the genus is accepted in a wide sense, sometimes upon separate fertile fronds. Strictly delimited, thebulk of the species usually referred here will be placed under Ornithopteris, a genus technically distinguished from the typical Anemia by its free venation. The species are mainly tropical American.
- n. uncountable, pathology A medical condition in which the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen to the tissues is reduced, either because of too few red blood cells, or because of too little hemoglobin, resulting in pallor and fatigue.
- n. countable, pathology A disease or condition that has anemia as a symptom.
- n. a deficiency of red blood cells
- n. a lack of vitality
- n. genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America
- Ancient Greek ἀν- ("not") + αἷμα ("blood") + -ia. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek anaimiā : an-, without; see a-1 + haima, blood. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I think a piece of it might be short-term anemia, which is apparently a side effect for adults with Fifth Disease, and then of course there are the aching joints which come and go.”
“Tiredness from anemia is a very real phenomenon from which many cancer patients suffer, either because the disease has infiltrated the bone marrow, where blood cells are formed, or as a side effect of treatment.”
“Sickle cell anemia is overrepresented among the AA population here.”
“Without a transplant, the average life expectancy for a child with Fanconi anemia is 14 to 16, Flynn says.”
“Everything is all right, but I have something that they call anemia, an effect without a tangible cause, a breakdown which has been threatening for several years, and which became noticeable at Palaiseau, after my return from Croisset.”
“Patients with liver diseases usually have a normal or low red blood cell count the latter condition is called anemia.”
“Low red blood cells is a sign of many chronic illnesses and, in some cases, is called the anemia of chronic disease.”
“The macro-cytic anemia resulting from total ablation of the stomach or its destruction by 'cancer, like Addisonian pernicious anemia, is especially associated with loss of the gastric factor.”
“He and his associates have demonstrated that because of a specific defect of the gastric secretion the patient with pernicious anemia is unable to carry out an essential reaction with certain constituents of food.”
“Liver extract potent for pernicious anemia is of value in such other macrocytic anemias as arise in sprue”
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Terms relating to the human body, primarily in osteology.
denoting presence of a substance in the blood
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