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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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