anaemia


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Related to anaemia: pernicious anaemia, iron deficiency anaemia

a·nae·mi·a

 (ə-nē′mē-ə)
n.
Variant of anemia.

anaemia

(əˈniːmɪə) or

anemia

n
1. (Pathology) a deficiency in the number of red blood cells or in their haemoglobin content, resulting in pallor, shortness of breath, and lack of energy
2. lack of vitality or vigour
3. pallid complexion
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaimia lack of blood, from an- + haima blood]

a•ne•mi•a

(əˈni mi ə)

n.
1. a reduction in the hemoglobin of red blood cells with consequent deficiency of oxygen in the blood, leading to weakness and pallor.
2. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness.
[1800–10; < New Latin < Greek anaimía want of blood. See an-1, -emia]

anemia, anaemia

1. a lack of blood in the body.
2. a low proportion of red cells in the blood. — anemic, anaemic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaemia - a lack of vitalityanaemia - a lack of vitality      
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cellsanaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells  
aplastic anaemia, aplastic anemia - anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure
erythroblastosis fetalis - severe anemia in newborn babies; the result of Rh incompatibility between maternal and fetal blood; typically occurs when the child of an Rh-negative mother inherits Rh-positive blood from the father; can be diagnosed before birth by amniocentesis
congenital pancytopenia, Fanconi's anaemia, Fanconi's anemia - a rare congenital anemia characterized by pancytopenia and hypoplasia of the bone marrow
favism - anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency
haemolytic anaemia, hemolytic anemia - anemia resulting from destruction of erythrocytes
hyperchromic anaemia, hyperchromic anemia - anemia characterized by an increase in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
hypochromic anaemia, hypochromic anemia - anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
hypoplastic anaemia, hypoplastic anemia - anemia resulting from inadequately functioning bone marrow; can develop into aplastic anemia
iron deficiency anaemia, iron deficiency anemia - a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
ischaemia, ischemia - local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
macrocytic anaemia, macrocytic anemia - anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is larger than normal
microcytic anaemia, microcytic anemia - anemia in which the average size of erythrocytes is smaller than normal
malignant anaemia, malignant anemia, pernicious anaemia, pernicious anemia - 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)
refractory anaemia, refractory anemia - any of various anemic conditions that are not successfully treated by any means other than blood transfusions (and that are not associated with another primary disease)
crescent-cell anaemia, crescent-cell anemia, drepanocytic anaemia, drepanocytic anemia, sickle-cell anaemia, sickle-cell anemia, sickle-cell disease - a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
Translations
فَقْر دَم، أنيميا
chudokrevnost
anæmiblodmangel
vérszegénység
blóîleysi
anemijaanemiškas
anēmija, mazasinība
chudokrvnosť

anaemia

anemia (US) [əˈniːmɪə] Nanemia f

anaemia

[əˈniːmiə] (British) anemia (US) n (MEDICINE)anémie f

anaemia

, (US) anemia
nAnämie f, → Blutarmut f

anaemia

anemia (Am) [əˈniːmɪə] nanemia

anaemia

(əˈniːmiə) (American) anemia noun
a medical condition caused by not having enough red cells in the blood.
aˈnaemic adjective
suffering from anaemia.
References in classic literature ?
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Aplastic anaemia most commonly presents between the ages of 15 years and 25 years but there is a second smaller peak in incidence after age 60 years.
The role of correction of anaemia in patients with congestive heart failure: a short review.
Two papers in this issue and an accompanying editorial deal with aspects of anaemia in Uganda.
Anaemia is the most common nutritional deficiency disorder in the world.
If you have an unhealthy pallor and tire easily, you could be suffering from iron deficiency anaemia which can cause serious health consequences if left untreated
Anaemia impedes functional mobility after hip fracture surgery.
Urinary magnesium excretion in steady-state sickle cell anaemia.
Anaemia is a widespread public health problem that also has major socioeconomic ramifications.