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mega·loblas·tic anaemi·a

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  1. megaloblastic anemia, megaloblastic anaemianoun

    anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia

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  1. megaloblastic anaemia

    Megaloblastic anemia is a type of macrocytic anemia. An anemia is a red blood cell defect that can lead to an undersupply of oxygen. Megaloblastic anemia results from inhibition of DNA synthesis during red blood cell production. When DNA synthesis is impaired, the cell cycle cannot progress from the G2 growth stage to the mitosis (M) stage. This leads to continuing cell growth without division, which presents as macrocytosis. Megaloblastic anemia has a rather slow onset, especially when compared to that of other anemias. The defect in red cell DNA synthesis is most often due to hypovitaminosis, specifically vitamin B12 deficiency or folate deficiency. Loss of micronutrients may also be a cause. Megaloblastic anemia not due to hypovitaminosis may be caused by antimetabolites that poison DNA production directly, such as some chemotherapeutic or antimicrobial agents (for example azathioprine or trimethoprim). The pathological state of megaloblastosis is characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow and also by hypersegmented neutrophils (defined as the presence of neutrophils with six or more lobes or the presence of more than 3% of neutrophils with at least five lobes). These hypersegmented neutrophils can be detected in the peripheral blood (using a diagnostic smear of a blood sample).

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  1. megaloblastic anaemia

    Megaloblastic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by larger than normal red blood cells and a decrease in the number of those cells. It is usually caused by a deficiency of either vitamin B12 or folic acid, both are necessary for the synthesis of DNA and the productions of red blood cells. This results in abnormal and ineffective production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. This condition can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, headache, and shortness of breath.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of megaloblastic anaemia in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

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    The numerical value of megaloblastic anaemia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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