Aplasia (/əˈplʒə/ (listen); from Greek a (not, no); plasis (molding)) is a birth defect, where an organ, or a tissue, is absent, or defective.[1][2]

Aplastic anemia is the failure of the body to produce blood cells. It may occur at any time, and has multiple causes.[1][2]


See also


  1. Stedman's medical dictionary. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins. 1990. p. 106. ISBN 0-683-07916-6.
  2. "Stedman's > aplasia". Drugs.com. Retrieved 17 February 2010.

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