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A qualitative or quantitive deficiency of hemoglobin or red blood cells in circulation resulting in a reduced capacity of the blood to carry oxygen to organs and tissues.
Iron deficiency, excessive blood loss, excessive hemolysis, and ineffective hematopoiesis may result in anaemia.
Word origin: New Latin, from Greek anaimiā : an-, without + haima, blood.
Variant: anemia
Compare: polycythemia
Related terms:

  • deficiency anaemia
  • false anaemia
  • familial splenic anaemia
  • fanconis anaemia
  • ground itch anaemia
  • haemolytic anaemia
  • haemorrhagic anaemia
  • megaloblastic anaemia
  • microcytic anaemia
  • milk anaemia
  • mountain anaemia
  • sickle cell anaemia
  • sideroblastic anaemia
  • slaty anaemia

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