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Rarely used term for a form of chronic hypochromic microcytic (iron deficiency) anemia, characterized by a great reduction in hemoglobin out of proportion to the decreased number of red blood cells; observed chiefly in females from puberty to the third decade and usually associated with diets deficient in iron and protein.
[chloro- + G. -osis, condition]
chloremia/chlor·emia/ (klor-e´me-ah) hyperchloremia.
chloremia(1) The presence of chloride in the peripheral circulation (a normal state).
(2) Hyperchloremia—an excess of chloride in the peripheral circulation.
(3) Iron deficiency anaemia, formerly termed chlorosis.