Definition of anemia
1a : a condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells, in hemoglobin, or in total volumeb : ischemia
2 : lack of vitality
Recent Examples of anemia from the Web
Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, died on June 20 in Las Vegas at age 42 after being hospitalized due to complications caused by his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia.
After the 42-year-old star died due to complications from his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia, fans have been looking for an opportunity to properly pay their respects to the late lyricist.
His obituary in the Lewiston Tribune cited the cause of death as sickle cell anemia, but it was later revealed to be HIV-AIDs.
Mobb Deep's Prodigy (born Albert Johnson) recently passed away on Tuesday (June 20) due to sickle cell anemia complications in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Unfortunately, the most common form of the disease is sickle cell anemia, also known as having the SS categorization.
Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease, says Damiano Rondelli, MD, the Michael Reese Professor of Hematology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
Prodigy - who died on Tuesday at 42 from complications related to sickle cell anemia - grew up in a rage.
In Diamond-Blackfan anemia, for instance, the bone marrow that generates new blood cells is faulty, but patients also often have birth defects such as a small head and misshapen or missing thumbs.
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Origin and Etymology of anemia
New Latin, from Greek anaimia bloodlessness, from a- + -aimia -emia
First Known Use: 1800See Words from the same year
ANEMIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anemia for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in which a person has fewer red blood cells than normal and feels very weak and tired
ANEMIA Defined for Kids
Definition of anemia for Students
: a sickness in which there is too little blood or too few red blood cells or too little hemoglobin in the blood
Medical Definition of anemia
anemicor chiefly British
anemicallyor chiefly British
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