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eɪˈplæs tɪkaplas·tic ane·mi·a

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  1. aplastic anemia, aplastic anaemianoun

    anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure


  1. Aplastic anemianoun

    an anemia characterized by substantial reduction or cessation of production of red blood cells and hemoglobin by the bone marrow. Stedman

    Etymology: [from aplasia{2}.]


  1. Aplastic anemia

    Aplastic anemia is a disease in which the bone marrow, and the blood stem cells that reside there, are damaged. This causes a deficiency of all three blood cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Aplastic refers to inability of the stem cells to generate the mature blood cells. It occurs most commonly in the teens and twenties, and also among the elderly. It can be caused by exposure to chemicals, drugs, radiation, infection, immune disease, and heredity; in about half the cases, the cause is unknown. The definitive diagnosis is by bone marrow biopsy; normal bone marrow has 30-70% blood stem cells, but in aplastic anemia, these cells are mostly gone and replaced by fat. Aplastic anemia is treated with immunosuppressive drugs, typically either anti-lymphocyte globulin or anti-thymocyte globulin, combined with corticosteroids and cyclosporine, with a response rate of about 70%; this indicates that aplastic anemia has an auto-immune component. Stem cell transplant is also used, especially for patients

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aplastic anemia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aplastic anemia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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