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aplastic anemia

noun, Pathology
1.
severe anemia due to destruction or depressed functioning of the bone marrow, usually resulting from bone cancer, radiation, or the toxic effects of certain drugs or chemicals.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; a-6 + -plastic
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aplastic-anemia in Medicine

aplastic anemia n.
A form of anemia in which the capacity of the bone marrow to generate red blood cells is defective, caused by bone marrow disease or exposure to toxic agents, such as radiation, chemicals, or drugs.

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aplastic anemia
  (ā-plās'tĭk)   
A form of anemia in which the capacity of the bone marrow to generate red blood cells is defective. Aplastic anemia may be caused by bone marrow disease or exposure to toxic agents, such as radiation, chemicals, or drugs.
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