fetal hemoglobin

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fetal hemoglobin

n.
The predominant form of hemoglobin in fetuses and newborn infants, present in small amounts in adults but often elevated in adults with certain forms of anemia and other disorders.
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Does elevated hemoglobin F modulate the phenotype in Hb SD-Los Angeles?
Distribution of hemoglobin F, A, S, C, E and D quantities in 4 million newborn screening specimens.
High levels of hemoglobin F had previously been found in infants born to mothers with chronic low oxygen resulting from severe asthma, anemia or heart failure.