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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.
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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]
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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
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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.
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thalassemia

n talasemia
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A study of serum ferritin in beta thalassemia. Iron deficiency and overload.
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In Pakistan the estimated carrier rate for beta thalassemia is 5-7% which results in 4000-7000 affected births annually.
In this study, nine patients with beta thalassemia donated their cells, which were manipulated in a dish.
This study was done to find out the frequency of iron overload complications like short stature, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, cardiac dysfunction and diabetes mellitus in beta thalassemia major patients on chelation therapy in our set up where data is scarce.
XmnI Polymorphism and disease severity in patients with beta thalassemia from northern Pakistan.
Vascular endothelial growth factor and pulmonary hypertension in children with beta thalassemia major.
Objective: To determine the frequency of beta thalassemia trait among the asymptomatic healthy individuals.
Alpha thalassemia occurs due to the lack or absence of alpha-globin chain on chromosome 164, beta thalassemia occurs because of the deficiency or absence of beta chain synthesis due to a localized mutation or deletion in the beta-globin gene on chromosome 11 (5).