hemolytic anemia

noun

: anemia caused by excessive destruction (as in infection or sickle cell anemia) of red blood cells

Examples of hemolytic anemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These dogs develop hemolytic anemia, which is a low red blood cell count that causes various health complications and even death. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 Because Babesia parasites infect red blood cells, infections can cause what’s known as hemolytic anemia, or a lack of healthy red blood cells in the body. Brian Mastroianni, Health, 27 Mar. 2023 Favism is a dreaded form of hemolytic anemia suffered by some individuals after eating fava beans. New York Times, 23 Oct. 2020 To treat hemolytic anemia in pets, veterinarians do blood tests to determine whether a transfusion is necessary. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 The signs of hemolytic anemia, which normally appear a few days after ingestion, include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and jaundice. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hemolytic anemia was in 1938

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“Hemolytic anemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemolytic%20anemia. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

hemolytic anemia

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

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