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Introduction: Hematocrit

Description of Hematocrit

Hematocrit: A measure (as a percentage) of whole blood that is made up of red blood cells.

Hematocrit: The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.
Source: MeSH 2007

Hematocrit: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Hematocrit:

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Terms Similar to Hematocrit:

  • Erythrocyte Volume, Packed
  • Packed Red-Cell Volume

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Hematocrit

Source - MeSH 2007

The following terms can be used for Hematocrit

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Hematocrit

The following list attempts to classify Hematocrit into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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