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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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uk FAMILY BOND: Donor Lewis Madden with his iPod, left, and below with mum Claire, and brothers Liam, who suffered life-threatening aplastic anaemia, and little Kai, seven, on mum's knee Pictures by IAN COOPER
All patients with severe aplastic anaemia will need supportive care, but the only treatments that can cure the disease or manage it for the long-term are a bone marrow transplant or immunosuppressive therapy.
Fortunately for her, a Michigan woman with Irish and German ancestry provided the transplant in 1999 to save her life after Sun was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when she was 11.
Each year, it is estimated that more than 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with aplastic anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), serious and non-contagious bone marrow failure diseases.
Chloramphenicol has a potentially life-threatening side effect, idiosyncratic aplastic anemia.
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We recently demonstrated that FA could be easily distinguished from other aplastic syndromes by the circulating AFP concentrations.
THANK you for highlighting the plight of Alice Maddocks, who is suffering from the rare condition Aplastic Anaemia.