anaemia

  1. a lack of vitality
  2. a deficiency of red blood cells

anaemia

(= anemia) Reduced level of haemoglobin in blood for any of a variety of reasons including abnormalities of mature red cells (sickle cell anaemia, spherocytosis), iron deficiency, haemolysis of erythrocytes, reduced erythropoiesis, haemorrhage (to name the most common).

Anaemia

• (a.) A morbid condition in which the blood is deficient in quality or in quantity.
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anaemia

<haematology> Too few red blood cells in the bloodstream, resulting in insufficient oxygen to tissues and organs. ... Origin: Gr. Haima = blood ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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anaemia

(Gr. an neg. + haima blood + -ia) a reduction below normal in the number of erythrocytes per cu. mm., in the quantity of haemoglobin, or in the volume of packed red cells per 100 ml. of blood which occurs when the equilibrium between blood loss (through bleeding or destruction) and blood production is disturbed.
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anaemia

[Noun] An illness where there are not enough red blood cells in the blood and the sufferer is pale and tired.
Example: She is taking medicine for her anaemia.
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Anaemia

A condition caused by iron deficiency.
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Anaemia

a condition in which the blood does not contain enough haemoglobin, the compound that carries oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body
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Anaemia

A condition in which there are insufficient healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to tissues. It can be caused by an iron or vitamin deficiency, blood loss, a chronic illness, or a genetic or acquired defect or disease. It may also be a side effect of a medication. Anaemia can be temporary or chronic. It can range from mild to severe.
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Anaemia

A deficiency of red blood cells.
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anaemia

A deficiency of red blood cells/haemoglobin in the blood
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Anaemia

A low number of red blood cells. Blood cells contain haemoglobin, and so the level of haemoglobin is also low. Red blood cell and haemoglobin levels can be measured by blood test. Anaemia is treated with iron tablets or blood transfusion.
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Anaemia

Anaemia is the medical condition of lacking red blood cells or haemoglobin or both. I anaemic conditions the blood can carry less oxygen round the body, and is slower in removing the waste substances such as carbon dioxide from the tissues and organs.
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Anaemia

Anaemia occurs when there is a decreased amount of red blood cells, or the amount of haemoglobin in the cells, in the circulatory system. There are many different causes of anaemia in cats including blood loss due to haemorrhage, the presence of blood parasites, or viruses such as feline leukaemia.
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anaemia

Condition caused by a shortage of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. The main symptoms are fatigue, pallor, breathlessness, palpitations, and poor resistance to infection. Treatment depends on the cause. Anaemia arises either from abnormal loss or defective production of haemoglobin. Excessive loss occurs, for instan...
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Anaemia

Deficiency of red blood cells. This affects the blood`s oxygen-carrying ability, causing tiredness and other symptoms. Sometimes described as iron deficiency.
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Anaemia

is a deficiency of red blood cells and/or in their haemoglobin content. Haemoglobin combines reversibly with oxygen and so is important for transporting oxygen in the blood to tissues. Symptoms of anaemia include breathlessness short of breath, pallid complexion, and general lack of energy. These are all caused by the lungs, heart and blood circula...
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Anaemia

It is a condition marked by low hemoglobin content of the blood.
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Anaemia

lack of sufficient red blood cells, sometimes caused by iron deficiency and worsened by the medical practice of bleeding patients for virtually every condition. Also known as green fever, green sickness. See also chlorosis
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Anaemia

Low level of the oxygen carrying chemical, haemoglobin, in the red blood cells. It often occurs due to lack of iron. Symptoms include pale skin and easily getting tired.
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Anaemia

Not enough red blood cells.
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Anaemia

Noun: A weak condition caused by not enough red cells in the blood or by a loss of blood. It is characterised by pallor , palpitation of the heart, and a tendency to fatigue.
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Anaemia

Thinning of the blood. The reduction of the red blood cells and/or haemoglobin in the blood which absorb and carry oxygen round the body. The effect is tiredness, and sometimes breathlessness.
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Anaemia

Too few red blood cells in the body. May be caused by chemotherapy.
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Anaemia

When there are only a small number of red blood cells in the blood or the blood cells are not working properly. Red blood cells carry oxygen, so someone with anaemia can feel weak, tired and short of breath.
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