pseu·do·poly·cy·the·mia (soo″do-pol″e-si-theґme-ə) 1. stress polycythemia. 2. relative polycythemia.

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  • relative polycythemia — a decrease in plasma volume without the change in red blood cell mass of absolute polycythemia, so that the erythrocytes become more concentrated (elevated hematocrit). It occurs in both acute forms (a transient condition due to marked loss of… …   Medical dictionary

  • stress polycythemia — a chronic type of relative polycythemia, seen most often in middle aged, mildly obese males who are active, anxiety prone, and hypertensive, occurring without the characteristic symptoms associated with polycythemia vera, i.e., without… …   Medical dictionary

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