- hypochromic microcytic anemia
- any anemia with microcytes that are hypochromic (reduced in size and in hemoglobin content); the most common type is iron deficiency anemia.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Microcytic anemia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D50.8 Microcytic anemia (BrE: anaemia) is a generic term for any type of anemia characterized by small red blood cells. The normal mean corp … Wikipedia
microcytic anemia — n an anemia characterized by the presence of microcytes in the blood * * * any anemia characterized by microcytes (erythrocytes smaller than normal), such as iron deficiency anemia or β thalassemia. See also hypochromic microcytic a … Medical dictionary
Hypochromic anemia — is a generic term for any type of anemia in which the red blood cells (erythrocytes) are paler than normal. ( Hypo refers to less , and chromic means color .) A normal red blood cell will have an area of pallor in the center of it; in hypochromic … Wikipedia
Anemia — The condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is, therefore, decreased. Persons with anemia may feel tired and fatigue … Medical dictionary
Anemia — For other uses, see Anemia (disambiguation). Anemia Classification and external resources ICD 10 D50 D64 ICD 9 … Wikipedia
anemia — /euh nee mee euh/, n. 1. Pathol. a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness. 2. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His… … Universalium
hookworm anemia — hypochromic microcytic anemia that occurs as part of hookworm disease (q.v.). Called also ground itch a … Medical dictionary
Iron deficiency anemia — The most common known form of nutritional disorder in the world, iron deficiency results in anemia because iron is necessary to make hemoglobin, key molecule in red blood cells responsible for the transport of oxygen. In iron deficiency anemia,… … Medical dictionary
hypochromic anemia — noun anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin • Syn: ↑hypochromic anaemia • Hypernyms: ↑anemia, ↑anaemia • Hyponyms: ↑thalassemia, ↑thalassaemia, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Anemia, iron deficiency — The most common known form of nutritional disorder in the world, iron deficiency results in anemia because iron is necessary to make hemoglobin, key molecule in red blood cells responsible for the transport of oxygen. In iron deficiency anemia,… … Medical dictionary