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Polycythemia vera

Definition

noun

A chronic form of polycythemia in which there is overproduction of red blood cells (as well as non-lymphoid white blood cells and platelets) as a result of an abnormality of the bone marrow.


Supplement

Polycythemia vera is a form of myeloproliferative disease, which means that the bone marrow is producing too many cells too quickly. It may evolve, although rarely, into acute leukemia.


Abbreviation: PCV or PV

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The Fiber Disease

... know, it's bad enough that they prob. gave us all cancer or leukemia (polycythemia vera) but wtf? maybe my joking post last night about evolution and the primates mixed with ...

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The Fiber Disease

... still say (judging by my feet in old photos) that I have what is called Polycythemia vera.......... in other words/////screwed! _________________________ MSC, I was going thru ...

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Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:46 pm
 
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