polycythemia

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Related to compensatory polycythemia: Polycythemic, erythremia

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.
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polycythemia

n policitemia; — vera policitemia vera
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Patients with cyanotic CHD may develop minute encephalomalacia due to severe hypoxaemia and increased blood viscosity resulting from compensatory polycythemia. The increased blood viscosity and reduced blood flow in the microcirculation may induce cerebral thrombosis or exaggerate minute encephalomalacia during dehydration or cardiac dysfunction, and shunted blood containing infectious organisms at such sites may be followed by focal cerebritis.