blood dyscrasia


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dyscrasia

 [dis-kra´zhah]
a condition related to a disease or pathologic state, usually referring to an imbalance of component elements. adj., adj dyscrat´ic.
blood dyscrasia a pathologic condition of the blood, usually referring to a disorder of the cellular elements of the blood.
plasma cell d's a diverse group of neoplastic diseases involving proliferation of a single clone of cells producing a serum M component (a monoclonal immunoglobulin or immunoglobulin fragment); the cells usually have plasma cell morphology, but may have lymphocytic or lymphoplasmacytic morphology. The group includes multiple myeloma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, the heavy chain diseases, benign monoclonal gammopathy, and immunocytic amyloidosis. Called also paraproteinemias and monoclonal gammopathies.

blood dys·cra·si·a

a diseased state of the blood; usually refers to abnormal cellular elements of a permanent character.

blood dyscrasia

Etymology: AS, blod + Gk, dys, bad, krasis, mingling
a pathological condition in which any of the constituents of the blood are abnormal in structure, function, or quality, as in leukemia or hemophilia.

blood dyscrasia

A nonspecific term for a defect in the blood.

Agents causing blood dyscrasias
Antimetabolites (e.g., leucovorin, methotrexate); potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone, tocainide, phenytoin, valproic acid, mexiletine, methazolamide, acetazolamide, azathioprine), especially if combined with xanthine oxidase inhibitors (e.g., allopurinol).

blood dys·cra·si·a

(blŭd dis-krā'zē-ă)
A diseased state of the blood; usually refers to abnormal cellular elements of a permanent character.

blood dyscrasia

Any abnormality of the blood cells or of the clotting elements.

blood dys·cra·si·a

(blŭd dis-krā'zē-ă)
Diseased state of the blood; usually refers to abnormal cellular elements of a permanent character.

blood dyscrasia