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a deficiency of red blood cells

Iron Deficiency Anemia

a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding

Aplastic Anemia

failure of blood cell production in the bone marrow

Pernicious Anemia

lack of mature erythrocytes caused by inability to absorb vitamin B12 into the body

Sickle Cell Anemia

caused by inheriting defective recessive genes from both parents, more commonly occurs in African-Americans


ballooning of a weakened portion of an arterial wall


hardening of the arteries


condition in which fatty deposits called plaque build up on the inner walls of the arteries

Congestive Heart Failure

inability to pump enough blood to avoid congestion in the tissues


A clot that breaks lose and travels through the bloodstream.


a group of hereditary bleeding disorders in which there is a defect in clotting factors necessary for the coagulation of blood


a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)


cancer of white blood cells

Myocardial Infarction

heart attack


inflammation of a vein


inflammation of a vein associated with a clot

Varicose Vein

a vein that is dilated and twisted in appearance due to leaky venous valves

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