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 (dĭs-krā′zhə, -zhē-ə)
An abnormal bodily condition, especially of the blood.

[Medieval Latin, bad mixture, disease, from Greek duskrāsiā : dus-, dys- + krāsis, mixing; see kerə- in Indo-European roots.]


(Physiology) obsolete any abnormal physiological condition, esp of the blood
[C19: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: an imbalance of humours, from Greek, from dys- + -krasia, from krasis a mixing]


(dɪsˈkreɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

an imbalance of the constituents of the blood or bone marrow.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek dyskrasía bad mixture =dys- dys- + krâs(is) a mixing + -ia -ia]
dys•cra′sial, dys•cras′ic (-ˈkræz ɪk, -ˈkræs-) dys•crat′ic, adj.


Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia.dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyscrasia - an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
blood dyscrasia - any abnormal condition of the blood


n discrasia
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It also occurs as a manifestation associated with genetic disorders or may be due to several blood dyscrasias, such as leukemia and thrombocytopenia.
pylori infection, such as antiphospholipid syndrome, autoimmune neutropenia, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome, plasma cell dyscrasias and Schonlein-Henoch Purpura.
Plasma cell dyscrasias, characterized by the monoclonal growth of plasma cells, include multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and amyloidosis.
The incidence of plasma cell leukaemia ranges between 2% and 4% of patients with plasma cell dyscrasias.
It maybe preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and may occur in association with other plasma cell dyscrasias, such as multiple myeloma and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia.
Data regarding other, co-morbidities like, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hepatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiac, renal disorders and blood dyscrasias was also collected.
Other diseases in which patients experience Raynaud's are dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis and various blood dyscrasias.
14,17) Leukocytosis can affect blood monitoring, possibly masking other blood dyscrasias, when lithium is used concurrently with clozapine.
and previously diagnosed/ Immunodeficiency syndromes or blood dyscrasias, as per medical record.
3) There is an absence of related organ or tissue impairment due to plasma cell dyscrasias, such as renal failure or anaemia, and normal calcium levels.
A few case reports have indicated that clozapine may be associated with blood dyscrasias other than leukocytosis and agranulocytosis, such as leukocytosis (3).
Renal cysts, blood dyscrasias, or anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy are some of the less common causes.