[hee-muh-kon-suh n-trey-shuh n, hem-uh-]


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

Nearby words

  1. hemochorial placenta,
  2. hemochromatosis,
  3. hemochrome,
  4. hemoclasis,
  5. hemocoel,
  6. hemoconia,
  7. hemoconiosis,
  8. hemocyanin,
  9. hemocyte,
  10. hemocytoblast

Origin of hemoconcentration

First recorded in 1935–40; hemo- + concentration

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Medicine definitions for hemoconcentration




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

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