blood dyscrasia


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blood dyscrasia

[′bləd də′skrāzh·ə]
(medicine)
Obsolete term. Any abnormal condition of the formed elements of blood or of the constituents required for clotting.
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If eye drops also prescribed, apply only at night Apply two times a day, continue 48 hours after resolution Contraindications Personal or family history of blood dyscrasia, myelosuppression, concurrent use of myelotoxic drugs, history of allergic or toxic reaction to chloramphenicol or its excipients As above History of allergic or toxic response to fusidic acid or its excipients
The second element is hypercoagulation due to conditions such as blood dyscrasia, dehydration, malignancy, or use of oral contraceptives.
Felter (1898) lists Oregon mountain grape for chronic skin conditions and with blood dyscrasia; Mills & Bone (2000) list golden seal as a depurative traditionally used for cutaneous diseases, especially with digestive connections; and barberry as a decoction used in the spring months as a blood purifier, especially where digestive function is compromised.
Systemic factors include a vascular disorder, a blood dyscrasia, a hematologic malignancy, allergy, malnutrition, alcohol use, hypertension, a drug reaction, and infection.
Had he also not been told about the nasogastric tube insertion and was he really worried about a blood dyscrasia? Had the mother imagined the nurses conversation?