blood dyscrasia

blood dyscrasia
a pathologic condition of the blood, usually referring to disorders of the cellular elements of the blood.

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  • blood dyscrasia — noun any abnormal condition of the blood • Hypernyms: ↑dyscrasia • Hyponyms: ↑blood disease, ↑blood disorder * * * noun : an abnormal condition or disease of the blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyscrasia — noun an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body • Hypernyms: ↑ill health, ↑unhealthiness, ↑health problem • Hyponyms: ↑blood dyscrasia …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood disease — noun a disease or disorder of the blood • Syn: ↑blood disorder • Hypernyms: ↑blood dyscrasia • Hyponyms: ↑cytopenia, ↑acidemia, ↑alkalemia, ↑acanthocy …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood disorder — noun a disease or disorder of the blood • Syn: ↑blood disease • Hypernyms: ↑blood dyscrasia • Hyponyms: ↑cytopenia, ↑acidemia, ↑alkalemia, ↑acanthocyto …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dyscrasia — Dyscrasia, is a concept from ancient Greek medicine with the word dyskrasia , meaning bad mixture. [Aphorism 79 or Organon of Medicine by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann] Ancient useTo the Greeks, it meant an imbalance of the four humors: blood, black bile …   Wikipedia

  • Dyscrasia — Dys*cra si*a, n. [NL. dyscrasia, fr. Gr. dyskrasi a; dys bad + kra^sis mixture, fr. keranny nai to mix: cf. F. dycrasie.] (Med.) An ill habit or state of the constitution; formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the blood and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyscrasia — [dis krā′zhə, dis krā′zhē ə, dis krā′zē ə] n. [ModL < ML, distemper, disease < Gr dyskrasia, bad temperament < dys , DYS + krasis, a mixing < kerannynai, to mix: see IDIOSYNCRASY] an abnormal imbalance in some part of the body, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • dyscrasia — 1. A morbid general state resulting from the presence of abnormal material in the blood, usually applied to diseases affecting blood cells or platelets. 2. Old term indicating disease. [G. bad temperament, fr. dys + krasis, a mixing] …   Medical dictionary

  • dyscrasia —    Presently a term referring to inadequate synthesis of blood proteins by the liver, especially clotting factors. Formerly the term described an improper balance between blood and lymph in an organ or a whole person. Archaically, it referred to… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • dyscrasia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, bad mixture of humors, from Greek dyskrasia, from dys + krasis mixture, from kerannynai to mix more at crater Date: 14th century an abnormal condition of the body and especially the blood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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