Definition of Anemic

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Anemic: Relating to anemia, the condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is, therefore, decreased.

Persons with anemia may feel tired and fatigue easily, appear pale, develop palpitations (feelings of rapid heart beating) and become unusually short of breath. Children with chronic anemia are prone to infections and learning problems.

A person can become anemic by three mechanisms. One or more of these mechanisms must be operating to produce anemia:


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