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pernicious anemia


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A severe anemia most often affecting older adults, caused by failure of the stomach to absorb vitamin B12 and marked by a decrease in number and an increase in the size of red blood cells, by gastrointestinal disturbances, and by lesions of the spinal cord.

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  • noun pathology A severe form of anemia caused by vitamin B12 insufficiency.

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  • noun a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)


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