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aplastic anemia

 

Definition: anemia characterized by a greatly decreased formation of erythrocytes and hemoglobin, usually associated with pronounced granulocytopenia and thrombocytopenia, as a result of hypoplasticity or aplasticity of bone marrow.

Synonym(s): anemia gravis, Ehrlich anemia

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