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Being normal in color; referring especially to red blood cells that possess the normal quantity of hemoglobin.


Etymology: L, norma + Gk, chroma, color
pertaining to a blood cell having normal color resulting from the presence of an adequate amount of hemoglobin. Compare hypochromic. See also red cell indexes.


A descriptive term applied to a red blood cell with a normal concentration of hemoglobin.
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A raised ESR and normocytic normochromic anaemia with rouleaux formation was seen in most cases, while total leukocyte counts and platelet counts were relatively normal.
In terms of morphological pattern, normocytic normochromic anaemia was less prevalent than expected and in contrast to the Western studies10, a relatively higher percentage of the patients in our study (37% vs.
Glucagonoma, due to oversecretion of glucagon is associated with a characteristic paraneoplastic phenomenon, called glucagonoma syndrome, which consists of specific rash known as necrolytic migratory erythema (NME), mild diabetes mellitus (DM), weight loss, normochromic normocytic anemia, glossitis, stomatitis, hypoaminoacidemia, deep vein thrombosis and depression [7].
From the previous history, we mention an antral gastric cancer for which there was performed 2/3 gastrectomy with gastroduodenal anastomosis and a normochromic anemia.
Haemogram of the infected animals revealed normocytic normochromic anaemia which reflects destruction of RBCs by parasite and activation of haemopoitic system in response to erythrophagocytosis (Kumar and Sangwan, 2010).
Initial routine laboratory examination showed mild normochromic normocytic anemia, normal white blood cell count, an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 33 mm/first hour, and a C-reactive protein of 0.
Hemograms depicted severe, regenerative, normocytic, normochromic anemia and a strong negative correlation with sonographic length, width and depth; thrombograms revealed significant thrombocytopenia on Day 11 (Pless than 0.
Red blood cells showed anisopoikilocytosis with the predominantly normocytic normochromic picture [Figure 1]b.
The relevent laboratory findings were Hb- 8mg%, TLC-15,000/mm, (3) TPC-3-6 lacs/mm, (3) ESR-50mm in the 1st hour, positive C-reactive protein and IgM Rheumatoid factor, normocytic normochromic anemia without any atypical cells, normal chest X-ray and negative MP-QBC.
For example, peripheral tests and complete blood cell counts typically reveal a normochromic, normocytic anemia; polychromasia; and reticulocytosis.
0 g/dL), and peripheral blood smear showed normochromic, normocytic red blood cells with basophilic stippling.
We continued paraclinical investigations and we found normochromic normocytic anemia (Hb=10.