favism


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favism

(ˈfɑːvɪzəm)
n
a form of anaemia caused by contact with broad beans

fabism, favism

an acute anemia caused by the consumption of fava beans or the ingestion of fava pollen.
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Noun1.favism - anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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Do favic patients resume fava beans ingestion later in their life, a study for this, and a new hypothesis for favism etiology.
Favism in the African type of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (A-) Br M J 1990; 300: 236.