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Polycythemia Vera

"Polycythemia Vera" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A myeloproliferative disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by abnormal proliferation of all hematopoietic bone marrow elements and an absolute increase in red cell mass and total blood volume, associated frequently with splenomegaly, leukocytosis, and thrombocythemia. Hematopoiesis is also reactive in extramedullary sites (liver and spleen). In time myelofibrosis occurs.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Polycythemia Vera" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Polycythemia Vera" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 74 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2006 and 2013
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