Anemia: Classification of Different Types


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Which of the following statements best describes anemia?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of anemia?

2. How might a physician have an indication that his patient is dealing with iron-deficiency anemia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How is anemia classified, and why is it important to classify this disease? These are among the topics you will need to know in order to answer the practice questions in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • A phrase that describes anemia
  • Terms used to describe small red blood cells with a low hemoglobin concentration
  • In what condition microcytic, hyphochromic red blood cells are observed
  • In what condition macrocytic, normochromic red blood cells are observed
  • What pathophysiological classification is based on

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding details about each type of anemia classification
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define physiological terms and prefixes used when discussing anemia
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as morphological and pathophysiological classification

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Anemia: Classification of Different Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what anemia is
  • Define terms used in anemia terminology
  • Explain morphological classification
  • Discuss what pathophysiological classification is based on
  • Explore why anemia classification is important