- Pathology. a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness.
- a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His writing suffers from anemia.
Origin of anemia
Examples from the Web for anemia
But no one could figure out the cause of her anemia until someone asked her more carefully about her diet.
Its relationship to anemia, however, is more complex than the cause-and-effect sequence I learned in medical school.
MDS is a relatively rare condition that can lead to a depletion of red or white blood cells, anemia, heavy bleeding.How Robin Roberts’ Breast Cancer Treatment Could Cause More Cancer
June 12, 2012
In 2008, she died with a brain full of tumors that her family now believes was related to the anemia drug regimen.Medicare's Blood Drugs
November 8, 2011
Malnutrition or anemia are also conditions which greatly disturb sleep.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
He seems to regard Atheism as a city malady, like rickets and anemia.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
That's the third time this year, so she must really have anemia.A Young Girl's Diary
An Anonymous Young Girl
It is precisely on a par with anemia, dyspepsia or fatigue, or any other like unhappy fact of personal biography.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
There are wasting diseases; tuberculosis, for example, and anemia.
- the usual US spelling of anaemia
Word Origin and History for anemia
- A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.
- A deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, as in the amount of hemoglobin or the number or volume of red blood cells. Iron deficiency, often caused by inadequate dietary consumption of iron, and blood loss are common causes of anemia. See also aplastic anemia hemolytic anemia and sickle cell anemia.