"an insufficient supply of healthy red blood cells (RBCs), the volume of packed RBCs, and/or the quantity of hemoglobin"
Another name for red blood cells (RBCs). (p. 854)
The process of erythrocyte production (al 854)
"The protein part of the hemoglobin molecule (see later); the four different structural globin chains most often found in adults are the alpha1, alpha2, beta1, and beta2 chains. (p. 855)"
The normal formation and development of all blood cell types in the bone marrow. (p. 854)
"Part of the hemoglobin molecule; a nonprotein, iron-containing pigment. (p. 855)"
A complex protein-iron compound in the blood that carries oxygen to the cells from the lungs and carbon dioxide away from the cells to the lungs. (p. 855)
Anemias resulting from excessive destruction of erythrocytes. (p. 856)
Pertaining to less than normal color. The term usually describes an RBC with decreased hemoglobin content and helps further characterize anemias associated with reduced synthesis of hemoglobin. (p. 855)
Pertaining to or characterized by smaller than normal cells. (p. 855)
A type of megaloblastic anemia usually seen in older adults and caused by impaired intestinal absorption of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) due to lack of availability of intrinsic factor. (p. 856)
An immature erythrocyte characterized by a meshlike pattern of threads and particles at the former site of the nucleus. (p. 854)
"Small, globular, completely hemoglobinated erythrocytes without the usual central concavity or pallor. (al 854)"
presence in the blood of erythrocytes showing excessive variations in size.
FOLIC ACID ANEMIA
anemia that is due to folic acid deficiency
IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA
anemia that is due to iron deficiency
MACROCYTIC ANEMIA /OR MEGALOBLASTIC ANEMIA
"a group of anemias of varying etiologies, marked by larger than normal red cells, absence of the customary central area of pallor, and an increased mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin."
NEUTROCYTOPENIA / neutropenia
an abnormally low level of neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophils are white blood cells (WBCs) produced in the bone marrow that ingest bacteria.
increase in the number of neutrophils in the blood.
NORMOCYTIC / NORMOCHROMIC ANEMIA
"that marked by a proportionate decrease in the hemoglobin content, the packed red cell volume, and the number of erythrocytes per cubic millimeter of blood."
presence in the blood of erythrocytes showing abnormal variation in shape.
"a condition in which the erythrocytes, on staining, show various shades of blue combined with tinges of pink"
a test used to assess a patient's capacity to absorb vitamin B12 from the bowel
is the presence of relatively few platelets in blood