polycythemia

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pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

 (pŏl′ē-sī-thē′mē-ə)
n.
A condition marked by an abnormally large number of red blood cells in the circulatory system.

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Noun1.polycythemia - a disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
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pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

n. policitemia, aumento excesivo de glóbulos rojos;
___ rubra___ vera secundaria, ___ vera;
primary ______ primaria.

polycythemia

n policitemia; — vera policitemia vera
References in periodicals archive ?
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have cured mice with Chuvash polycythemia, a life-threatening disorder that involves the overproduction of red blood cells.
Chuvash polycythemia is a rare, inherited disorder that is endemic to the Chuvash Republic of Russia, though it does occur in other parts of the world.
Gordeuk VR, Sergueeva AI, Miasnikova GY, Okhotin D, Voloshin Y, Choyke PL, Butman JA, Jedlickova K, Prchal JT, and Polyakova LA (2004) Congenital disorder of oxygen sensing: association of the homozygous Chuvash polycythemia VHL mutation with thrombosis and vascular abnormalities but not tumors.