Descriptor English: Polycythemia
Descriptor Spanish: Policitemia
Descriptor policitemia
Entry term(s) eritrocitosis
Scope note: Aumento de la masa eritrocítica total de la sangre. (Dorland, 28a ed)
Descriptor Portuguese: Policitemia
Descriptor French: Polyglobulie
Entry term(s): Erythrocytoses
Tree number(s): C15.378.738
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: An increase in the total red cell mass of the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Annotation: increase in total red cell mass
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 11520
Unique ID: D011086
NLM Classification: WH 180
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/06/08
Polycythemia - Preferred
Concept UI M0017166
Scope note An increase in the total red cell mass of the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Preferred term Polycythemia
Entry term(s) Polycythemias
Erythrocytosis - Narrower
Concept UI M0017167
Preferred term Erythrocytosis
Entry term(s) Erythrocytoses

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