relative polycythemia


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rel·a·tive pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

a relative increase in the number of red blood cells as a result of loss of the fluid portion of the blood.
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relative polycythemia

A spurious ↑ in RBCs with a normal red cell mass, and a ↓ in blood volume; RP may occur in a background of mental stress, alcohol abuse, use of diuretics, or in acute nephritis; erythropoietin–EP levels are normal–± 7 U/L in contrast to P vera, in which EP is ↓–± 2 U/L or 2º polycythemia, in which the EP is ↑–± 120 U/L. Cf Polycythemia vera.
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rel·a·tive pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

(rel'ă-tiv pol'ē-sī-thē'mē-ă)
A relative increase in the number of red blood cells as a result of loss of the fluid portion of the blood.
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rel·a·tive pol·y·cy·the·mi·a

(rel'ă-tiv pol'ē-sī-thē'mē-ă)
A relative increase in the number of red blood cells as a result of loss of the fluid portion of the blood.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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