hemolytic anemia

hemolytic anemia n anemia caused by excessive destruction (as in chemical poisoning, infection, or sickle-cell anemia) of red blood cells

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any of a group of acute or chronic anemias characterized by excessive hemolysis (shortened survival of mature erythrocytes) and inability of bone marrow to compensate with new erythrocytes. There are two major groups: the inherited anemias are generally due to intrinsic cell defects such as in the erythrocyte membrane, glycolytic pathway, glutathione metabolism, or hemoglobin molecule; these include congenital hemolytic and congenital nonspherocytic hemolytic a. The acquired anemias are due to the actions of extrinsic agents such as infectious agents, poisons, physical trauma, or antibodies; these include autoimmune, immune, infectious, and toxic hemolytic a.

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  • hemolytic anemia — hemolytic anemia. См. гемолитическая анемия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Hemolytic anemia — ICD9|283, ICD9|773 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 000571 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 979 MeshID = D000743Hemolytic anemia is anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (RBCs) either in the blood vessels… …   Wikipedia

  • hemolytic anemia — noun anemia resulting from destruction of erythrocytes • Syn: ↑haemolytic anaemia • Hypernyms: ↑anemia, ↑anaemia * * * noun : anemia characterized by excessive destruction of red blood cells caused by chemical poisoning (as by certain sulfonamide …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemolytic anemia — noun Date: 1938 anemia caused by excessive destruction (as in infection or sickle cell anemia) of red blood cells …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemolytic anemia — Pathol. an anemic condition characterized by the destruction of red blood cells: seen in some drug reactions and in certain infectious and hereditary disorders. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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  • infectious hemolytic anemia — hemolytic anemia due to an incompletely compensated decrease in red blood cell survival secondary to infection …   Medical dictionary

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  • Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia — MAHA redirects here. For the governing body formerly known as Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, see Hockey Manitoba. Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia Classification and external resources ICD 10 D59.4 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

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