staphylococcemia (s) (noun)
, staphylococcemias (pl)
The existence of staphylococci in the blood; staphylohemia: Staphylococcemia is caused by a parasitic bacteria which brings about blisters, septicaemia, and other infections in a person's body.
1. An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule.
2. A hereditary form of anemia, particularly prevalent around the Mediterranean, that is caused by a dysfunction in the synthesis of the red blood pigment hemoglobin.
Not just one disease but rather a complex series of genetic (inherited) disorders all of which involve underproduction of hemoglobin, the indispensable molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
1. Blood poison; any condition resulting from the spread of toxins (poisons) by the bloodstream.
2. A condition produced by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood, usually with tissue or organ damage, fever, and severe intestinal upset.
typhosepsis, typhoid septicemia (s) (noun)
; typhosepses, typhoid septicemias (pl)
An ailment that develops and affects the blood as the result of exposure to or contact with sewage or other waste: Shirley contracted typhosepsis
when she was traveling in an area where there was poor sewage control or treatment.
Someone told her that the ailment of typhosepsis is also known as typhoid septicemia.
The presence of excessive amounts of urea in the blood, which may be a sign of kidney disease or failure.
uricacidemia, uricacidaemia (s) (noun)
; uricacidemias; uricacidaemias (pl)
An excess of uric acid in the blood; lithemia: After Dr. Dawson anazlized Lance's blood sample, he told him that he had a condition of uricacidemia, which meant that there were white odorless crystalline products of protein metabolism in his blood.
1. Tempoary yellowing of the skin due to excessive carotene in the diet, commonly seen in infants fed too much mashed carrots or adults consuming high quantities of carrots or beta-carotene.
2. Excess carotene in the blood, producing a pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes that resembles jaundice.
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