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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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Abbottabad -- Blood screening before marriage can avoid the chances of Thalassemia among the newly born kids and this is the only way to control the spread of Thalassemia in the country this was said by speakers here at Jalal Baba Auditorium at the one day seminar organized by the Save Life Thalassemia Patients here on Wednesday.
LAHORE -- The Blood Donor Society of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), in collaboration with Kashif Iqbal Thalassemia Care Centre (KITCC), observed the Red Day, organised a thalassemia awareness seminar with the aim of making the country thalassemia free.
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva and vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva have visited Thalassemia Center.
NAWABSHAH -- A large number of students, social workers, villagers and PTI members gathered to the blood donation camp at the Maharba Marriage Hall sakrand to donate blood for thalassemia patients of Nawabshah Thalassemia Centre, says a press release.
BAHAWALPUR -- The department of Social Work, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur in collaboration with the Punjab Thalassemia Prevention Program organized a seminar about the awareness of thalassemia disease.
KARACHI -- Sindh Health Department has failed to keep its promise of setting up Thalassemia Treatment Centers in the province for treatment of thalassemia suffering children at government level despite lapse of over two years.
In routine laboratory practice, the diagnosis of beta thalassemia trait is usually made by characteristic findings in the hemoglobin evaluation and the red blood cell count and indices.
IRBIL, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- The Thalassemia Hospital in Irbil said Monday Thalassemia cases have increased in Iraq's Kurdistan province because of shortage in medication.
The national thalassemia screening program for prevention of [beta]-thal major in Iran was initiated based on pre-marital screening since 1997 because of the high prevalence of [beta]-thalassemia.
About 5% of the world's population is the carrier of hemoglobin pathologies resulting in 300,000 newborns with thalassemia syndrome annually.
They extended their gratitude to the Commander of the Navy and all naval personnel for sponsoring a Deferoxamine Infusion Pump which is used to remove excess iron from the body in thalassemia patients.
Methods: This descriptive study females of child bearing age visiting FMH OPD presenting with hypochromic microcytic anemia were selected by non-probability purposive sampling and screened for beta thalassemia trait.