rh-negative


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Rh-neg·a·tive

 (är′āch-nĕg′ə-tĭv)
adj.
Lacking an Rh factor.
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Adj.1.rh-negative - of persons (or their blood) lacking the Rh factor present in their red blood cells
rh-positive - of persons (or their blood) having the Rh factor present in their red blood cells
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and creatinine if the patient is HIV-positive and for rhesus antibodies if she is Rh-negative, check blood pressure and weight, do a complete medical examination, including a Pap smear if the patient is booking early enough, provide the necessary health and post-test counselling, dispense the necessary medications, and in addition fill in no less than nine documents if the patient has HIV.
Initial observation: A blood donor, who historically phenotyped as group O Rh-negative, now phenotypes as group O Rh-positive.
This occurs when a mother is Rh-negative, which means that her red blood cells do not have a particular protein on their surface, known as the Rh factor.
Additionally, during pregnancy, Mexican mothers may receive tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccines and other products, such as anti-RhoD immune globulins (given to Rh-negative mothers) that may contain thimerosal (Marques et al.
The frequency of Rh-negative individuals varies enormously between ethnic groups.
The research, which will include a team led by Shi-Jiang Lu, PhD, MPH, Senior Director at SCRMI, aims to establish and characterize clinically viable iPS cells from healthy O Rh-negative (O-) subjects by direct delivery of reprogramming proteins without the use of viruses or foreign-DNA and to explore the potential of iPSC's as a source of universal red blood cells (RBCs) and platelets for transfusion.
The mother, who was Rh-negative, had been given a transfusion of Rh-positive blood by mistake as a child, which, without her knowledge, resulted in sensitizing her blood to the Rh-positive factor.
Based on comparisons with families of children with Down syndrome and other de novo chromosome disorders who came to the university for care, and two other populations--patients blood typed at the hospital in 2005 and 2006, and a population who had donated blood during 2005--the investigators determined that Rh-negative status was not higher among the mothers of children with autism.
Overall, 214 mothers of 230 children receiving treatment for an autism spectrum disorder at the autism clinic at the University of Missouri-Columbia were not more likely to be Rh-negative than were 65 mothers of children receiving other medical genetic treatment there (15.
The odds of successful treatment appear to be greatest for nulliparous women, those who are Rh-negative, and those who have lower abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding within 24 hours before receiving the misoprostol.
In pediatrics, erythroblastosis fetalis, a condition causing antepartum or early postpartum death or severe brain-damaging jaundice is the result of an Rh-negative mother developing hemolyzing antibodies against her fetus' Rh-positive blood.
If you have Rh-negative blood and get pregnant by a man with Rh-positive blood, your children will most likely have Rh-positive blood.