sickle-cell anemia

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Noun1.sickle-cell anemia - a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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They discussed the cooperation between the ministry and the society as well as enhancement of health and treatment services provided by the ministry to sickle-cell anemia patients.
that had largely ignored sickle-cell anemia (in 1971, the Black Panther Party launched a campaign to address sickle-cell anemia), a disease that predominantly affect people of African descent.
People with sickle-cell anemia have cognitive deficits that show up as below-average IQ scores, a new study suggests.
The following is an example of this instrumental approach in using the history of genetics on heterozygote protection in sickle-cell anemia to help students to connect to multiple NOS tenets.
The site is designed to educate patients and their families about cord blood as a source of stem-cell transplants for the treatment of blood diseases, such as leukemia and sickle-cell anemia, as well as metabolic disorders and immune-system diseases.
CHICAGO -- Researchers at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute have found that a drug which reduces the disabling pain of sickle-cell anemia can also significantly lower mortality rates.
But there are plenty of other worthy causes deserving of your financial gifts, including our nation's historically black colleges and universities (as represented by the UNCF and the Thurgood Marshall Fund), civil rights organizations such as the NAACP, scholarship funds established by local churches or professional association chapters, and organizations dedicated to finding cures for such diseases as breast cancer, Alzheimer's, sickle-cell anemia, and diabetes.
The study was a small one, involving just two pregnant women -- one who feared that her baby might be born with sickle-cell anemia and another who worried that her baby might inherit a hemoglobin deficiency called thalassemia.
Sickle-cell anemia is a disease that produces distorted red cells, which are unable to transport oxygen properly.
This remark came as the minister received a joint delegation from Bahrain Society for Sickle-cell Anemia Patients Care led by Zakariya Ebraim Al-Kazhim, and Aali Charity Society led by Adel Al-Sitri.
Thousands of children with thalassemia, sickle-cell anemia, Fanconi anemia, various leukemias, and certain other circulatory conditions could benefit from the same innovative battery of procedures.