[ noun ] (medicine,physiology) a deficiency of red blood cells
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
The case described in this paper is that of an older man who developed disabling muscular weakness while receiving a variety of steroids for a refractory anemia .
In 1953 the patient developed an unexplained anemia for which 15 blood_transfusions were given over a period of 4 years .
Because of increasing anemia , triamcinolone , 8 mg. daily , was started on Feb. 23 , 1958 , and was continued until july , 1958 .
In september , 1958 , the patient developed generalized weakness and fatigue which was concurrent with exacerbation of his anemia ; the hemoglobin was 10.6 gm. .
Repeated attempts to withdraw steroids entirely were unsuccessful because increased muscle weakness resulted , as_well_as fever , malaise , anorexia , anxiety , and an exacerbation of the anemia .
[ noun ] (biology,botany) genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America