posthemorrhagic anemia

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post·hem·or·rhag·ic a·ne·mi·a

an acute anemia caused by fairly sudden and rapid loss of blood, as by traumatic laceration of a relatively large vessel, erosion of an artery in a duodenal ulcer, or hemorrhage in an ectopic pregnancy.
Synonym(s): traumatic anemia
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posthemorrhagic anemia

Hematology The normochromic normocytic anemia that follows a significant blood loss due to hemorrhaging
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