|haemolytic anaemia||medical dictionary|
<haematology> Anaemia resulting from reduced red cell survival time and haemolysis, either due to an intrinsic defect in the erythrocyte (hereditary spherocytosis or ellipsocytosis, enzyme defects, haemoglobinopathy) or an extrinsic damaging agent.
Origin: Gr. Haima = blood
American spelling: hemolytic anemia
(11 Mar 2008)
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