compensatory polycythemia


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Related to compensatory polycythemia: Polycythemic, erythremia

com·pen·sa·to·ry pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

a secondary polycythemia resulting from anoxia, for example, in congenital heart disease, pulmonary emphysema, or prolonged residence at a high altitude.

com·pen·sa·to·ry pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

(kŏm-pen'să-tōr-ē pol'ē-sī-thē'mē-ă)
A secondary increase in red blood cell count resulting from anoxia (e.g., in congenital heart disease, pulmonary emphysema, or prolonged residence at a high elevation).
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