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aplastic

 [a-plas´tik]
pertaining to or characterized by aplasia; having no tendency to develop into new tissue.
aplastic anemia any form of anemia caused by bone marrow failure or aplasia of the marrow. This may be due to chemical factors such as drugs, to physical factors such as radiation, to infection by a virus, or to idiopathic congenital defects of the stem cells of the bone marrow. It is characterized by a reduction or depletion of hemopoietic precursor cells with decreased production of leukocytes, erythrocytes, and platelets, resulting in peripheral blood pancytopenia.

a·plas·tic

(ā-plas'tik, ă-),
Pertaining to aplasia, or conditions characterized by defective regeneration, as in aplastic anemia.

aplastic

(ā-plăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Lacking form.
2. Medicine
a. Unable to form or regenerate tissue.
b. Of or characterized by aplasia.

aplastic

See aplasia.

aplastic

adjective Referring to an absence of cell or tissue growth.

a·plas·tic

(ā-plas'tik)
Pertaining to aplasia, or conditions characterized by defective regeneration, as in aplastic anemia.

aplastic

Unable to form new cells or tissue.

Aplastic

Exhibiting incomplete or faulty development.
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a·plas·tic

(ā-plas'tik)
Pertaining to aplasia, or conditions characterized by defective regeneration, as in aplastic anemia.

aplastic

pertaining to or characterized by aplasia; having no tendency to develop into new tissue.

aplastic anemia
see aplastic anemia.
aplastic crisis
temporary bone marrow failure associated with any disease causing a chronic hemolysis.
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