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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Splenomegaly" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Splenomegaly
Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen. The spleen usually lies in the left upper quadrant (LUQ) of the human abdomen. It is one of the four cardinal signs of hypersplenism, some reduction in the number of circulating blood cells affecting granulocytes, erythrocytes or platelets in any combination; a compensatory proliferative response in the bone marrow; and the potential for correction of these abnormalities by splenectomy. Splenomegaly is usually associated with increased workload (such as in hemolytic anemias), which suggests that it is a response to hyperfunction. It is therefore not surprising that splenomegaly is associated with any disease process that involves abnormal red blood cells being destroyed in the spleen. Other common causes include congestion due to portal hypertension and infiltration by leukemias and lymphomas. Thus, the finding of an enlarged spleen, along with caput medusa, is an important sign of portal hypertension. - See link


Splenomegaly in Spanish is Esplenomegalia
La esplenomegalia es un agrandamiento patológico del bazo o estructura esplénica más allá de sus dimensiones normales (11 cm). También podría considerarse en función del peso (peso normal en un adulto, en los hombres: 80-200 gramos, en las mujeres: 70-180 gramos, con un promedio de 150 gramos). - See link


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Definition of Splenomegaly in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
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