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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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Furthermore, they edited two zygotes with a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, known as favism, which may lead to hemolysis.
Then, in March, a Chinese team announced they had successfully fixed disease-causing genes in viable human embryos, including one for favism, a disease that triggers anemia.
Momordica charantia (bitter melon)###Gastrointestinal discomfort, Hypoglycaemic coma, Favism, Haemolytic anaemia in persons with G-6PDH deficiency,
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency) also known as "favism" is an X-linked recessive genetic condition that predisposes to hemolysis1 and resultant jaundice in response to triggers, such as hypoxia, certain foods, illness and medication2.
Precaution is as well advice in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficient due to the risk of favism following exposure to the seeds of M.
Examples: among the hardiest seeds is that of the lotus whose 2000-year-old seeds once discovered were successfully sprouted; the popular fava bean carries both good and bad news<--.it can cause favism (not good) and at the same time fight malaria (good).
He denied any history of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD), favism, or hemolysis.
Mechanisms of red cell clearance in favism. Biomed Biochim Acta 1983; 42(11-12):S253257.
Glucose- 6- phoshate dehydrogenase deficiency (favism)