Perioperative anemia in the elderly.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2008 Nov;24(4):641-8, viii
Authors: Kumar A, Carson JL
Anemia is characterized by less than the normal number of red blood cells (RBCs) (as a result of underproduction, increased loss, or destruction) or decreased quantity of hemoglobin (Hgb) in the blood, thereby reducing the blood's oxygen-carrying capacity.
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