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polycythemia in Medicine


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  1. A condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood.erythrocythemia hypercythemia hypererythrocythemia hyperglobulia
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  • Increase of red corpuscles, or polycythemia, is unimportant.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd

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