haemophilia

(redirected from Haemophiliacs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

haemophilia

(ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə; ˌhɛm-) or

hemophilia

n
(Pathology) an inheritable disease, usually affecting only males but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor wound may result in fatal bleeding
ˌhaemoˈphiliˌoid, ˌhemoˈphiliˌoid adj

hemophilia, haemophilia

a tendency to uncontrolled bleeding. Also hemorrhaphilia, haemorrhaphilia. — hemophiliac, haemophiliac, n., adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
an hereditary tendency, in males, toward a deficiency in coagulation factors in the blood. — hemophiliac, haemophiliac, n., adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleedinghaemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
classical haemophilia, classical hemophilia, haemophilia A, hemophilia A - hemophilia caused by a congenital deficiency of factor VIII; occurs almost exclusively in men
Christmas disease, haemophilia B, hemophilia B - a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX
angiohemophilia, vascular hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease - a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
sex-linked disorder - any disease or abnormality that is determined by the sex hormones; "hemophilia is determined by a gene defect on an X chromosome"
Translations
hemofilia

haemophilia

hemophilia (US) [ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə] Nhemofilia f

haemophilia

[ˌhiːməˈfɪliə] hemophilia (US) nhémophilie f

haemophilia

, (US) hemophilia
nBluterkrankheit f, → Hämophilie f (spec)

haemophilia

hemophilia (Am) [ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə] nemofilia
References in periodicals archive ?
Haemophiliacs infected with HIV may soon be able to claim compensation from the state.
SCOTTISH haemophiliacs who claim they contracted hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood are to take their compensation battle to the Scottish Parliament.
For almost two decades haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis C have struggled alone with their illnesses.
Neither do haemophiliacs bleed rapidly to death from deep cuts unless they involve a major artery or vein.
Twelve years ago, 1,200 haemophiliacs infected with HIV were awarded no-fault compensation by the Government.
Brian O'Mahony told the Lindsay Tribunal that in 1985 more than 100 haemophiliacs were told they had contracted HIV from contaminated blood products.
Lord Penrose will deliver his report into the scandal, which saw haemophiliacs and other patients given the blood of skid row prisoners in the US and Scotland.
But this is only part of the scandal - the surviving haemophiliacs branded with the stigma of HIV and Aids, and the families of those who have already died, still do not know the full story of what went wrong and why the mistakes that will claim their lives were allowed to be made.
The haemophiliacs and others with blood disorders have been sent letters saying they may have been exposed to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, from plasma transfusions before 1999.
Prosecutors yesterday began looking into complaints that hundreds of Scots haemophiliacs contracted hepatitis C from infected NHS blood products.
What they've done is condemned a lot of haemophiliacs to death.
He was one of an estimated 1,757 haemophiliacs treated with contaminated NHS blood during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.