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pernicious anemia Syllabification: per·ni·cious a·ne·mi·a
Pronunciation: /pərˈniSHəs əˈnēmēə/

Definition of pernicious anemia in English:


A deficiency in the production of red blood cells through a lack of vitamin B12.
Example sentences
  • Diseases such as anaemia due to iron deficiency, pernicious anaemia, and leukaemia are diagnosed in this way.
  • The classic disorder of malabsorption is pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that affects the gastric parietal cells.
  • With pernicious anemia, the lack of intrinsic factor results from destruction of the gastric parietal cells by autoimmune antibodies.
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