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Macrolipasemia: definition

An enzyme disorder characterized by accumulation in the blood of altered molecules of lipase, a pancreatic enzyme, that is abnormally bound with serum proteins, commonly IgG and/or IgA. The abnormally large complex called macrolipase cannot be excreted by the kidneys. Click for ...

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Macroamylasemia: definition

An enzyme disorder characterized by altered pancreatic amylase bound with blood proteins, commonly IgA and/or IgA antibodies,  producing an abnormally large complex called macroamylase that builds up in the blood because the kidneys cannot excrete it in urine. Click for full ...

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Macrocytosis: definition

A blood cell disorder characterized by altered blood cell formation resulting in abnormally large erythrocytes (red blood cells) circulating in the bloodstream. Click for full description.

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Anemia, Iron Deficiency: definition

A blood cell disorder that is characterized by formation of small, pale red blood cells, causing tissue hypoxia, the inability to meet the demands of the body for oxygen. Click for full description.

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Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura: definition

An auto-immune bleeding disorder characterized by destruction of circulating  thrombocytes (platelets) in blood by auto-antibodies.

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Hypokalemia (Low Potassium Blood Level): definition

The level of potassium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar): definition

The level of glucose in blood is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for glucose.

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Hyperprolactinemia: definition

Elevated level of prolactin hormone in blood signifies too much prolactin, which  is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and causes impaired estrogen production in females and impaired androgen production in males.

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Homocysteine Level, Elevated: definition

Lab analysis of blood draw indicates an abnormal blood level of this transient amino acid.

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