megaloblastic


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megaloblastic

pertaining to or emanating from a megaloblast.
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In this situation, cell nuclei cannot divide, and there is megaloblastic change which affects rapidly dividing cells of the bone marrow (making blood cells), the gastrointestinal epithelium and germinal epithelium.
Concurrent acute megaloblastic anaemia and pneumonitis: a severe side-effect of low-dose methotrexate therapy during rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients with megaloblastic anaemia and normal HPLC findings, showed significantly higher [HbA.
And sudden burst of NO in 4-5 days may not predispose to megaloblastic or microcytic picture.
Folic acid promotes cellular growth and maturation of red blood cells, and deficiency of folic asid is associated with reduced growth and with megaloblastic anemia (19), eventhough megaloblastic changes in the bone marrow due to folate deficiency are found in a certain segment of patients receiving AED (2,19).
In reviewing the patient's chart, you quickly noticed the anemic blood values for hemoglobin and hematocrit, but you also noticed the red blood cell indices (MCV and MCH) suggested not the typical iron deficiency anemia (microcytosis), but a megaloblastic anemia.
In addition, patients with scurvy may show marginal folate and iron uptakes that may precipitate megaloblastic and hypochromic anaemia respectively.
It was used, for example, in a study of a blood disorder called thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia (TRMA), which is characterized by dysfunctional red blood cells in the bone marrow.
Vitamin B 12 deficiency and megaloblastic anemia in elderly female patients in a rural community.
Lederle: We usually discover it in one of two ways: either on a routine blood count in which we detect an increased red blood cell size (this could indicate either liver disease or a megaloblastic change seen in [B.