"Polycythemia Vera" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A myeloproliferative disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by abnormal proliferation of all hematopoietic bone marrow elements and an absolute increase in red cell mass and total blood volume, associated frequently with splenomegaly, leukocytosis, and thrombocythemia. Hematopoiesis is also reactive in extramedullary sites (liver and spleen). In time myelofibrosis occurs.
- Polycythemia Vera
- Polycythemia Rubra Vera
- Polycythemia Rubra Veras
- Vera, Polycythemia Rubra
- Veras, Polycythemia Rubra
- Osler-Vaquez Disease
- Disease, Osler-Vaquez
- Osler Vaquez Disease
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