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blood crisis



  1. the appearance of a large number of nucleated red blood cells in the peripheral blood, accompanied by reticulocytosis and occurring in “exhausted” bone marrow in pernicious anemia and in hemolytic icterus;
  2. a suddenly appearing leukocytosis, indicating a change for the better in the course of a grave blood disease.

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