a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.
of or obtained from hematin.
Origin of hematinic
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As a hematinic, the protochloride of iron justifies the confidence of the medical profession.
Acting to improve the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration or stimulating red blood cell formation.
Of or relating to hematin.
A drug that improves the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration.hematic
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