anemia anemia  /ə ˈni mi ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a deficiency of red blood cells
  2. (n) a lack of vitality
  3. (n) genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Only a generation ago, anemia was both a common and a fashionable complaint.
  2. Once inside the body, the kala-azar protozoan invades and weakens the immune system, causing fever, weight loss, anemia and enlargement of the spleen.
  3. At Los Angeles County Hospital, three or four patients a week are diagnosed as having anemia apparently caused by starch binges.

News

  1. Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

    Title: Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy Category: Health News Created: 6/21/2013 10:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

  2. Well: Iron Supplements May Reduce Pregnancy Risks

    A large review of studies concludes that taking iron supplements during pregnancy reduces the risk for maternal anemia and for having a baby with low birth weight.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Research and Markets: Iron Deficiency Anemia - Pipeline Review, H1 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Iron Deficiency Anemia - Pipeline Review, H1 2013" repor
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "As an advocate for children's health, I am proudly teaming up with the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign to battle the hidden hunger of micronutrient malnutrition and iron-deficiency anemia, global health threats that are impairing the physical and...
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Lucy Liu Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. Stark said, "I have been very concerned that Medicare's overpayments for the anti-anemia drug Epogen create a perverse incentive for dialysis centers to raise doses, which the FDA warns can put dialysis patients at increased risk of heart attack,...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Pete Stark Source: Kaiser network.org

  3. "Giving blood is an easy way to help someone in need and feel good about doing it," said Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet Member Patti Labelle. "With so many people in our community suffering from sickle cell anemia, it's also the right...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Patti LaBelle Source: Earthtimes.org

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