polycythemia vera

noun
polycythemia ve·​ra | \-ˈvir-ə \

Definition of polycythemia vera 

: polycythemia of unknown cause that is marked by increase in total blood volume and accompanied by nosebleed, distension of the circulatory vessels, and enlargement of the spleen

called also erythremia

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Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 Called fedratinib, the drug treats the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018 With strong evidence the drug works against the bone marrow cancers polycythemia vera and myleofibrosis, approval is likely, said John Hood, the company’s CEO, at the time of the investment from Oberland Capital. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Celgene to buy San Diego cancer-drug maker Impact for $1.1B," 8 Jan. 2018

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circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polycythemia vera

New Latin, true polycythemia

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polycythemia vera

noun
polycythemia ve·​ra | \-ˈvir-ə \

Medical Definition of polycythemia vera 

: chronic polycythemia that is a myeloproliferative disorder of unknown cause characterized by an increase in total blood volume and viscosity and typically accompanied by nosebleed, headache, dizziness, weakness, itchy skin, reddish complexion, distension of the circulatory vessels, and enlargement of the spleen

called also erythremia, erythrocythemia, Vaquez's disease

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