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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Enlargement of the spleen.

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  • n. An enlargement of the spleen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as splenomegalia.

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  • n. an abnormal enlargement of the spleen

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Examples

  • Ā· Single puncture, perpendicular to the abdomen, on a line joining the umbilicus and the anterior superior iliac spine, usually on the left, to avoid perforation of the cecum; on the right in the case of massive splenomegaly.

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  • Runt disease or splenomegaly (one of its earlier symptoms) provides a test of the immunological competence of cells, and lends itself to exact studies of their immunological capabilities; perhaps the most important discovery that can be credited to it is of the presence of an immunologically competent cell in peripheral blood.

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  • These results were generally consistent with data reported previously at ASH 2010, demonstrating that CYT387 continues to display a favorable safety profile while meaningfully improving splenomegaly and constitutional symptoms.

  • Of the 53 evaluable subjects who had splenomegaly at baseline

  • In addition to demonstrating positive efficacy signals in the approvable endpoints in this indication, splenomegaly and symptomatic improvement, CYT387 also exhibited a promising ability to positively impact anemia, a major life-shortening symptom associated with myelofibrosis.

  • -- No, it's not a given that you'd develop splenomegaly but it IS the main complication that occurs in about half the people who get mono.

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  • (A) Representative images of spleen and lymph node of control (Ctrl) and N1N2K5 mice showing splenomegaly and lymphadenopathy (n = 12, three individual experiments).

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  • We describe the first case of CHF presenting in an otherwise healthy child, with thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly as the only manifestations of the disease.

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  • Other notable findings at admission were splenomegaly, pancytopenia, hyponatremia, elevated levels of liver enzymes, hyperferritinemia and hypofibrinogenemia.

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  • Patients were eligible to participate in the study if they presented with disease-related anemia and had at least one of the following clinical manifestations of Gaucher disease: thrombocytopenia, moderate splenomegaly or a readily palpable enlarged liver.

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