thalassemia

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thal·as·se·mi·a

 (thăl′ə-sē′mē-ə)
n.
An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule. Also called Mediterranean anemia.

[Greek thalassa, sea + -emia.]

thal′as·se′mic adj.

thal•as•se•mi•a

(ˌθæl əˈsi mi ə)

n.
a hereditary anemia marked by the abnormal production of hemoglobin, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin.
[1932; < Greek thálass(a) sea (alluding to the Mediterranean Sea) + -emia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thalassemia - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
hypochromic anaemia, hypochromic anemia - anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
Cooley's anaemia, Cooley's anemia, thalassaemia major, thalassemia major - a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
Translations

thal·as·se·mi·a

, thalassanemia
n. talasemia, grupo de diferentes tipos de anemia hemolítica hereditaria encontrada en poblaciones de la región mediterránea y sureste de Asia;
major ______ mayor;
minor ______ menor.

thalassemia

n talasemia
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In comparison, a-thalassemia traits will show no specific characteristics on electrophoresis, HPLC, or CE except for a marginal reduction in [HbA.
Some a-thalassemia testing was performed at the Emory Molecular Genetics Laboratory with use of both Southern blot and PCR analysis.