hypochromasia


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hypochromasia

 [hi″po-kro-ma´zhah]
1. staining less intensely than normal.
2. hypochromia (def. 1).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·chro·mi·a

(hī'pō-krō'mē-ă),
An anemic condition in which the percentage of hemoglobin in the red blood cells is lower than the normal range.
[hypo- + G. chrōma, color]
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hy·po·chro·mi·a

(hī'pō-krō'mē-ă)
An anemic condition in which the percentage of hemoglobin in the red blood cells is less than the normal range.
Synonym(s): hypochromasia, hypochromatism (2) .
[hypo- + G. chrōma, color]
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This was obvious from peripheral smear findings of anisopoikilocytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromasia and polychromasia [19].
While there was a significant increase in serum ferritin (95 ng/mL vs 330 ng/mL in the oral and IV groups, respectively), there was no statistically significant difference in either red cell hypochromasia or Hgb response after an average follow-up of 5.2 months (Stoves, Inglis, & Newstead, 2001).
B, Corresponding Papanicolaou-stained smear shows similar cells with nuclear irregularity, hypochromasia, and prominent nucleoli.
The fall in haemoglobin concentration may be due to induction of severe haemolytic syndrome in immunocompromised animals, the blood smear also revealed presence of immature RBC's and hypochromasia.