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dyscrasia

Line breaks: dys|cra¦sia
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkreɪzɪə
 
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Definition of dyscrasia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An abnormal or disordered state of the body or of a bodily part: [count noun]: various blood dyscrasias plasma cell dyscrasia
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  • For example, a type of autoimmune disorder or blood dyscrasia may have caused some wounds that were initially diagnosed and managed as venous or ischemic ulcers.
  • The primary diagnosis was plasma cell dyscrasia in all of these patients.
  • Rare but serious complications, such as cholestatic hepatitis, blood dyscrasias and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported in patients treated with terbinafine.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting an imbalance of physical qualities): via late Latin from Greek duskrasia 'bad combination', from dus- 'bad' + krasis 'mixture'.

Derivatives

dyscrasic

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adjective

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