Dyscrasias

Definition

Dyscrasia is a nonspecific term that refers to a disease or disorder, especially of the blood. The latter is called a blood dyscrasia.

Before modern medicine, it meant an imbalance of four body fluids: blood, bile, lymph, and phlegm.

References

Nandra GS, Desai SR. Airspace diseases. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, Gillard JH, Schaefer-Prokop CM, eds. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 11.

Review Date: 
1/19/2021
Reviewed By: 
Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

Price Estimates

Visit MyUFHealth to get an estimate for your cost for the most common medical procedures.