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anemia

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Definition a deficiency of red blood cells or where red blood cells are deficient in hemoglobin — resulting in fatigue
  • She takes iron supplements to prevent anemia.
  • The snow is wasting (pernicious anemia— See those branching veinlets of impotent blue?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, anemia, eye ailments, and festering wounds were widespread.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I told them the girl had had every attention, and that she died of pernicious anaemia.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anemia.)
  • The only troublesome symptom I have now is anemia.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Modern doctors think it's related to sickle cell anemia, but they don't know.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • An old man, and pale: anemia.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • They gave him vitamins, and iron pills, and arsenic (in Fowler's solution) for his anaemia.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anemia.)
  • Her anaemia made her rather short of breath, and she held her mouth slightly open. it seemed to add somehow to the attractiveness of her face.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anemia.)
  • Beer, betting, women, and work— Only thing that kept Revolution from dying of anemia was that Peace Dragoons had real talent for antagonizing.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • She pulled down eyelids to check for anemia.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • Aplastic anemia can be reversed.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He had galloping political anemia.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • So then last year, when she arrived over here in America, she still had a quite serious, I mean a really serious, case of anemia.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The anemia wasn't life threatening .... as long as I took regular doses of iron.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Dyspepsia, Anaemia, Toxaemia.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use anemia.)
  • Betsie had been born with pernicious anemia.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • In his middle life, at about the time such things were known about, it was discovered that, he had pernicious anemia.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • "Yes, healthy except for anemia," Hans Castorp said.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Indeed, ordinary worms kill 130,000 people a year, typically through anemia or intestinal obstruction, and the anemia particularly affects menstruating girls.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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