fetal hemoglobin

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fetal hemoglobin

n.
The predominant form of hemoglobin in fetuses and newborn infants, present in small amounts in adults but often elevated in adults with certain forms of anemia and other disorders.
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Hereditary persistence of foetal haemoglobin and its combination with alpha and beta-thalassaemia.
The therapeutic efficacy of Hydroxyurea (HU) is attributed to induction of foetal haemoglobin and potentially to reduction of white blood cells as well as platelet counts, improved rheology and decreased endothelial red blood cell adhesion.
1 The observation that hydroxyurea (HU) can cause a rise in foetal haemoglobin (HbF) in sickle cell disease led many investigators around the globe to exploit its potential in other haemoglobinopthies.