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Meaning of THALASSEMIA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
 

THALASSEMIA is a 11 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: Mediterranean anaemia, Mediterranean anemia, thalassaemia
 
 See Also: Cooley's anaemia, Cooley's anemia, hypochromic anaemia, hypochromic anemia, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder, thalassaemia major, thalassemia major

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Inherited anemias (includes alpha thalassemia, beta thalassemia, etc.) found predominantly among people of Mediterranean descent.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A genetic form of anemia found most often in people of Mediterranean ethnic origin. Affected individuals can't synthesize hemoglobin properly, and they produce small, pale, short-lived red blood cells.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the absence or reduction of alpha- or beta-chain synthesis in hemoglobin. The homozygous condition (thalassemia major) is characterized by a high frequency of hemoglobin F and fatal anemia; the heterozygous condition (thalassemia minor) is highly variable but usually occurs with mild symptoms.
 

 

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