from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Acting to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
- adj. Of, relating to, or derived from hematin.
- n. A drug that increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That improves the quality of blood, especially by increasing the amount of hemoglobin or of red blood cells
- n. Any drug that has this effect
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any substance, such as an iron salt or organic compound containing iron, which when ingested tends to increase the hemoglobin contents of the blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A medicine, as a preparation of iron, which tends to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
- Relating to hematin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia
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