Definition of Thalassemia

1. Noun. An inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin.

Definition of Thalassemia

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of a group of inherited disorders in which the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is reduced ¹

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Definition of Thalassemia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thalassemia

thalamostriate vein
thalamostriate veins

Literary usage of Thalassemia

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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"1" There is a 25% probability with each pregnancy that offspring of two heterozygous parents wili have thalassemia major. Alpha-thalassemia occurs primarily ..."

2. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"These disorders include sickle cell anemia, the sickle beta thalassemia ... Individuals with sickle beta thalassemia have a Ps gene and a gene for beta ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Sickle thalassemia Sickle thalassemia results from the combined inheritance of Hb S and beta thalassemia. In the severe form, the beta globin production is ..."

4. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature by Lyla M. Hernandez, Dan G. Blazer (2006)
"Coincidental a- thalassemia occurs in approximately 30% of patients with sickle ... The presence of a-thalassemia with sickle cell anemia is also associated ..."

5. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"When low mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was used as the only screening test to detect thalassemia, the yield was 0.3-0.5%.29 Prenatal diagnosis of sickle ..."

6. The People by J. L. Angel (1971)
"The occurrence of homozygous thalassemia (recessive) in the population taken as .047 (= q2) indicates a gene frequency of .22 for the thalassemic gene (q) ..."

7. Sickle Cell Disease: Screening, Diagnosis, Management, and Counseling in by Jeanne A. Smith, Thomas R. Kinney (1997)
"Hb S P+-thalassemia usually has an FSA pattern and must be distinguished from sickle ... The problems involved in identification of Hb S (3+-thalassemia are ..."

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