pernicious anaemia

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pernicious anaemia

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(Pathology) a form of anaemia characterized by lesions of the spinal cord, weakness, sore tongue, numbness in the arms and legs, diarrhoea, etc: associated with inadequate absorption of vitamin B12
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Noun1.pernicious anaemia - 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)
megaloblastic anaemia, megaloblastic anemia - anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia
metaplastic anaemia, metaplastic anemia - pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood are changed
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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pernicious anaemia

n (Med) → perniziöse Anämie
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It is an autoimmune gastritis associated with lack of intrinsic factor due to the destruction of the parietal cells from the stomach.
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