Definition: 'Iron Deficiency Anemia'
iron deficiency anemiaType: Term
1. hypochromic microcytic anemia characterized by low serum iron, increased serum iron-binding capacity, decreased serum ferritin, and decreased marrow iron stores.
Synonyms: hypoferric anemia
The information shown above for iron deficiency anemia is provided by Stedman's.
* Stedman's, part of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, provide a comprehensive line of health-science publications for healthcare professionals and medical students.