Definitions

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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  • Several substances with similar formulas and with the characteristic hematinic action have been isolated and designated: B12a, hydroxocobalamin; B12b, aquacobalamin; B12c, nitritocobalamin; B12r, cob (II) alamin; B12s, cob (I) alamin; B12III, factors A and V1a (cobyric acid) and pseudovitamin B12.

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