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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
failure of blood cell production in the bone marrow
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
inflammation of a vein
inflammation of a vein associated with a clot
a vein that is dilated and twisted in appearance due to leaky venous valves