[ hee-muh-kon-suh n-trey-shuh n, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˌkɒn sənˈtreɪ ʃən, ˌhɛm ə- /


an increase in the concentration of cellular elements in the blood, resulting from loss of plasma.

Origin of hemoconcentration

First recorded in 1935–40; hemo- + concentration
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Medicine definitions for hemoconcentration


[ hē′mō-kŏn′sən-trāshən ]


A decrease in plasma volume resulting in an increase in the concentration of red blood cells in blood.

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