basophilism

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basophilia

 [ba″so-fil´e-ah]
1. abnormal increase of basophils in the blood, seen in myxedema, hypothyroid conditions, ulcerative colitis, certain types of anemia, and other conditions. Called also basophilic leukocytosis.
2. the reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes, so that they become blue or gray in color; stippling appears in lead poisoning.
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ba·so·phil·i·a

(bā'sō-fil'ē-ă),
1. A condition in which there are more than the usual number of basophilic leukocytes in the circulating blood (basophilic leukocytosis) or an increase in the proportion of parenchymatous basophilic cells in an organ (in the bone marrow, basophilic hyperplasia).
2. A condition in which basophilic erythrocytes are found in circulating blood, as in certain instances of leukemia, advanced anemia, malaria, and plumbism. Synonym(s): Grawitz basophilia
3. The reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes whereby the cells appear blue or contain bluish granules.
4. Beta adenohypophysis.
Synonym(s): basophilism
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basophilism

A nonspecific term for:
(1) Basophilia, see there;
(2) Basophilic leukocytosis’ 
(3) Basoerythrocytosis, see there (obsolete term).
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ba·so·phil·i·a

(bā'sō-fil'ē-ă)
1. A condition in which there are more than the usual number of basophilic leukocytes in the circulating blood (basophilic leukocytosis) or an increase in the proportion of parenchymatous basophilic cells in an organ (in the bone marrow, basophilic hyperplasia).
2. A condition in which basophilic erythrocytes are found in circulating blood, as in certain instances of leukemia, advanced anemia, malaria, and lead poisoning.
3. The reaction of immature erythrocytes to basic dyes whereby the cells appear blue or contain bluish granules.
Synonym(s): basophilism.
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