iron deficiency anemia

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Noun1.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
chlorosis, greensickness - iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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* KEY WORDS Ferritin; anemia, iron-deficiency; pregnancy; anemia; prenatal care.