Dictionary > Erythrocythemia

Erythrocythemia

Definition
noun
(1) An increase in the number of circulating erythrocytes in the blood above the minimum normal level.
(2) Polycythemia vera.
Supplement
This condition may be due to the overproduction of red blood cells, especially when there is an abnormality of the bone marrow or hypoxia.
Word origin: erythro– » Greek erythrós (red, reddish) + cyt(o)– » Greek kyto– (container, receptacle, body) + –hemia » New Latin, from Greek –aimiā, from haima (blood).
Alternative form: erythrocythaemia.
Synonyms:

  • erythrocytosis
  • polycythemia vera


You will also like...

Evolution of Life - Ancient Earth
Evolution of Life – Ancient Earth

Autotrophs flourished, absorbing carbon and light. Soon after, primitive life forms that could assimilate oxygen thrived..

Electromagnetic spectrum of a brain
Sleep and Dreams – Neurology

While learning and intelligence are associated with the functions of a conscious mind, sleep and dreams are activities o..

Homo Species
The Homo Species

The evolution of the species of the genus "Homo" led to the emergence of modern humans. Find out more about human evolut..

Body temperature regulation by the hypothalamus
Temperature Regulation in Animals

This tutorial elucidates body temperature regulation. Know the details here to learn how the body sets the body temperat..

Young plant growing from the soil.
Soils

Nutrients in the soil are essential to the proper growth of a land plant. This tutorial deals with the properties of soi..

Early Earth
The Origins of Life

This tutorial digs into the past to investigate the origins of life. The section is split into geological periods in the..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics