refractory anemia n.
Any of a group of anemic conditions that is not associated with another disease and that is marked by a persistent, frequently advanced anemia that can only be successfully treated through blood transfusions.
noun, Physiology. 1. a short period after a nerve or muscle cell fires during which the cell cannot respond to additional stimulation. refractory period noun 1. a period during which a nerve or muscle is incapable of responding to stimulation, esp immediately following a previous stimulation. In an absolute refractory period there is a total […]
- Refractory state
refractory state n. Subnormal excitability of a muscle or nerve immediately following a response to previous excitation.
verb (used with object) 1. to subject to refraction. 2. to determine the refractive condition of (an eye). verb (transitive) 1. to cause to undergo refraction 2. to measure the refractive capabilities of (the eye, a lens, etc) refract re·fract (rĭ-frākt’) v. re·fract·ed, re·fract·ing, re·fracts To deflect something, especially light, from a straight path by […]
noun 1. the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition. Compare comminuted fracture, complete fracture, compound fracture, greenstick fracture, simple fracture. 2. the act of breaking; state of being broken. 3. a break, breach, or split. 4. the characteristic manner of breaking: a material of unpredictable fracture. 5. the characteristic […]