Anemia (Pathophysiology & Diagnostic Classification)
A.) Define anemia
B.) Describe the metabolic and physiologic responses to anemia, with emphasis on those that give rise to the clinical findings
C.) Introduce the systemic classification of anemia on the basis of morphology and red blood cell production
What is anemia
Anemia from the Greek word ( ναιμία)(an-haîma) meaning “without blood”, is a deficiency of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or hemoglobin.