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Dyscrasia

Presently a term referring to improper synthesis of blood proteins by the liver, especially clotting factors. Formerly it was used to describe an improper balance between blood and lymph in an organ or the whole person. Archaically, it referred to an imbalance between the four humors: blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and the postulated black bile.


A pathologic condition; an abnormal condition of the blood.


 

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