22 January 2018 (Monday) - What's In A Name?

I saw a new word today. “Dacrocyte”. I looked it up. There’s a Wikipedia entry on the things. A dacrocyte is what I would call a tear-drop cell. You see dacrocytes in myelophthisic anemia.

No … I’d never heard of that either. But it too has a Wikipedia entry. Apparently myelophthisic anemia is what I used to think of as the anaemia associated with myelofibrosis.

I wish they’d stop changing the names…

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