physiologic anemia

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phys·i·o·log·ic a·ne·mi·a

a term for apparent anemia caused by increased fluid volume of the blood (overhydration).
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[5] The most significant hematological changes are physiologic anemia, neutrophilia, mild thrombocytopenia, increased procoagulant factors, and diminished fibrinolysis.
Cunningham et all (14) (2001) concluded that, the "Physiologic anemia" which is the relative anemia occurring in pregnancy owing to a 40% to 45% increase in blood volume with a corresponding increase in red blood cell volume of only one third, is more pronounced in twin gestations.