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posthemorrhagic anemia

 

Definition: an acute anemia caused by fairly sudden and rapid loss of blood, as by traumatic laceration of a relatively large vessel, erosion of an artery in a duodenal ulcer, or hemorrhage in an ectopic pregnancy.

Synonym(s): traumatic anemia

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