"Ah, this is such a gift to me! Chronic and severe anemia is like suffocating from the inside, every organ and system being affected. Lack of oxygen makes it hard to live energetically and enthusiastically. Infusions of iron have dramatically improved my well-being, and I'm so thankful!"
"Iron deficiency anemia is like a teddy bear without enough stuffing; it will sag. The RBC will have abnormal shape, will be removed from the circulation by macrophages, causes a low Hct.Other Hgb abnormalities (like sickle cell anemia) are detected and those RBCs are also removed from the body, also causes low Hct"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.