Cooley's anemia


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Coo·ley's anemia

 (ko͞o′lēz)
n.
A usually fatal form of thalassemia in which normal hemoglobin is absent, characterized by severe anemia, enlargement of the heart, liver, and spleen, and skeletal deformation.

[After Thomas Benton Cooley (1871-1945), American physician.]
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Noun1.Cooley's anemia - a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
Mediterranean anaemia, Mediterranean anemia, thalassaemia, thalassemia - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
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[beta]-Thalassemia, also known as Cooley's anemia, most commonly stirring in South East Asia, Middle East and Mediterranean countries, is a genetic blood disorder characterized by reduced synthesis or complete absence of [beta]-hemoglobin; a component of red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body (Sidell and O'Brien, 2006).
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