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dyscrasia <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
dyscrasia n.

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an abnormal state of the body or part of the body, especially one due to abnormal development or metabolism. In classical medicine the term was used for the imbalance of the four humours (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile), which was believed to be the basic cause of all diseases....

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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