hematinic


hematinic
1. Improving the condition of the blood. 2. An agent that improves the quality of blood by increasing the number of erythrocytes and/or the hemoglobin concentration. SYN: hematic (2). SYN: hematonic.

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he·ma·tin·ic or chiefly Brit hae·ma·tin·ic .hē-mə-'tin-ik n an agent that tends to stimulate blood cell formation or to increase the hemoglobin in the blood
hematinic or chiefly Brit hae·ma·tin·ic adj

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he·ma·tin·ic (he″mə-tinґik) 1. pertaining to hematin. 2. an agent that increases the hemoglobin level and the number of erythrocytes in the blood.

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  • Hematinic — He ma*tin ic, n. [From {Hematin}.] (Med.) Any substance, such as an iron salt or organic compound containing iron, which when ingested tends to increase the hemoglobin contents of the blood. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hematinic — [hem΄ə tin′ik, hē΄mətin′ik] n. any substance that increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood adj. of or relating to hematin …   English World dictionary

  • hematinic — noun Date: 1855 an agent that tends to stimulate blood cell formation or to increase the hemoglobin in the blood • hematinic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hematinic — /hee meuh tin ik, hem euh /, n. 1. a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood. adj. 2. of or obtained from hematin. [1850 55; HEMATIN + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hematinic — 1. adjective That improves the quality of blood, especially by increasing the amount of hemoglobin or of red blood cells 2. noun Any drug that has this effect …   Wiktionary

  • hematinic — adj. pertaining to hematin (pigment derived from oxidized hemoglobin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hematinic — hem·a·tin·ic …   English syllables

  • hematinic — he•ma•tin•ic [[t]ˌhi məˈtɪn ɪk[/t]] n. 1) pha a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood 2) biochem. of or obtained from hematin • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • hematinic — noun a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron deficiency anemia • Syn: ↑haematinic • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • hematic — 1. Relating to blood. SYN: hemic. 2. SYN: hematinic (2). * * * he·mat·ic or chiefly Brit hae·mat·ic hi mat ik adj of, relating to, or containing blood hematic or chiefly Brit haematic n a drug (as a hematinic or an anticoagulant) having an effect …   Medical dictionary