Having a reduced number of red blood cells or a lower than normal amount of hemoglobin, resulting in a reduced capacity of the blood to transport oxygen and causing fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.
Late 19th century: from a- "without" + greek haīmā "blood" + -ic.
- She was diagnosed with anemia, a condition characterized by an anemic blood count.
- The anemic patient was prescribed iron supplements to increase the hemoglobin levels in their blood.
- The doctor suggested that the anemic symptoms could be a result of a nutrient deficiency.
- The patient was advised to eat more iron-rich foods to combat their anemia.
- The anemic patient was advised to avoid overexertion and to get enough rest to conserve their energy.