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1. Acting to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
2. Of, relating to, or derived from hematin.
A drug that increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
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(ˌhi məˈtɪn ɪk)

1. a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.
2. of or obtained from hematin.
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Noun1.hematinic - a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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90 Jose Maceda, "In Search of a Source of Pentatonic, Hematonic and Anhemitonic Scales in Southeast Asia", Acta Musicologica 62/2-3 (1990): 192-230.
Two patients had to be started on iron and hematonics because of decrease hemoglobin concentration of 3gm/dl.