Definition of Aplastic anaemia

1. Noun. Anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure.

Exact synonyms: Aplastic Anemia
Generic synonyms: Anaemia, Anemia



Medical Definition of Aplastic anaemia

1. This form of anaemia occurs when the bone marrow ceases sufficient red and white blood cell production. It may be induced by exposures to high levels of toxic chemicals, radiation and certain drugs. It is generally unresponsive to specific therapy, often accompanied by granulocytopenia and thrombocytopenia, in which the bone marrow may not necessarily be hypocellular or hypoplastic but fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements. The term actually is all inclusive and most probably encompasses several clinical syndromes. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (29 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aplastic Anaemia

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aplastic anaemia (current term)
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Literary usage of Aplastic anaemia

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1. Folia Haematologica: Internationales Magazin für klinische und (1907)
"Alter discussing relation of aplastic anaemia to progressive pernicious anaemia author ... The differences between aplastic anaemia and the usual form of ..."

2. The Spleen and Anaemia: Experimental and Clinical Studies by Richard Mills Pearce (1918)
"... blood destruction excessive and powers of regeneration insufficient (as in pernicious and aplastic anaemia); (3) blood destruction not excessive, ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1907)
"... between them are due exclusively to the absence of regenerative processes in the former. The blood picture in aplastic anaemia results from (a) ..."

4. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1906)
"aplastic anaemia. The literature of this condition has been enriched during this past year by the reports of several cases. ..."

5. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"In aplastic anaemia (a severe type of pernicious anaemia), in contrast to ordinary pernicious anaemia, nucleated reds are very rarely found. ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"To these cases the term "aplastic anaemia" has been given. It is a sub-type of pernicious ana?mia with identical clinical features, except that it runs a ..."

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