PERNICIOUS ANEMIA, ANAEMIA
\pɜːnˈɪʃəs ɐnˈiːmi͡ə], \pɜːnˈɪʃəs ɐnˈiːmiə], \p_ɜː_n_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_s ɐ_n_ˈiː_m_iə]\
Definitions of PERNICIOUS ANEMIA, ANAEMIA
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A form of progressive, usually fatal, a., of infectious or autotoxic origin; it is characterized by a very marked diminution in the number of red corpuscles and the presence of a large number of megaloblasts; the prominent symptoms are languor, breathlessness on slight exertion, muscular weakness, faintness, extreme pallor of skin and mucous membranes, anorexia, diarrhea, and frequently hemorrhages either into the skin (patechioe) or from the mucous membranes.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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