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Polycythemia: Definition & Causes

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Which of the following is the BEST explanation of polycythemia?

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1. In which type of polycythemia do we see a problem with the bone marrow?

2. Alan has been diagnosed with asthma, a condition in which breathing is impaired and this less oxygen reaches the blood. Which of the following physiological processes could occur due to asthma?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions about what polycythemia is, what types of it exist and what its symptoms are to pass this short quiz. Your quiz will be automatically scored after it's complete.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can do the following:

  • Describe polycythemia
  • Identify the type of polycythemia that involves blood marrow problems
  • Explain when erythropoietin is produced
  • Recognize contributing (and non-contributing) factors to low oxygen levels in the body
  • Know what is and is not a symptom of polycythemia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on polycythemia and its causes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about potential symptoms of this disorder in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the types of polycythemia and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

With the lesson called Polycythemia: Definition & Causes, you can ensure that you fully understand what this disorder is. Some topics the lesson covers are as follows:

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