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Being normal in color; referring especially to red blood cells that possess the normal quantity of hemoglobin.


Etymology: L, norma + Gk, chroma, color
pertaining to a blood cell having normal color resulting from the presence of an adequate amount of hemoglobin. Compare hypochromic. See also red cell indexes.


A descriptive term applied to a red blood cell with a normal concentration of hemoglobin.
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Peripheral blood smear showed normocytic, normochromic red blood cells (RBCs) and no teardrop poikilocytes or nucleated RBCs.
Renal anaemia is usually normochromic and normocytic.
The patient had normocytic normochromic anemia with a hemoglobin level of 8 g/dL, white blood cell count of 14000/[mm.
3] and the peripheral smear showed normocytic normochromic anemia with trophozoite and gametocyte forms of P.
The RBC values indicate that rabbits have normocytic and normochromic red cells [3].
Initial investigations found mild normocytic normochromic anaemia and marked thrombocytopenia.
There was a normochromic, normocytic anemia with marked anisopoikilocytosis that included occasional ovalocytes and dacryocytes.
The laboratory--test results revealed normocytic normochromic anaemia, markedly elevated level of blood urea and serum creatinine, acute kidney injury (AKI) stage III with normal levels of serum electrolytes.
12) The anemia is usually normocytic and normochromic, and rouleaux formation is often present in WM.
Laboratory tests were normal besides a normochromic, normocytic anemia with 35% hematocrit and 48 mm/h erythrocyte sedimentation rate.