Mediterranean anemia

noun
an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized M

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Mediterranean anemia,
= thalassemia. (Cf.thalassemia)

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  • Mediterranean anemia — Better known today as thalassemia (or as beta thalassemia or thalassemia major) .The clinical picture of this important type of anemia was first described in 1925 by the pediatrician Thomas Benton Cooley. The name thalassemia was coined by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anemia, Cooley’s — Better known today as thalassemia (or as beta thalassemia or thalassemia major) .The clinical picture of this important type of anemia was first described in 1925 by the pediatrician Thomas Benton Cooley. Another name for the disease is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mediterranean anaemia — noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin • Syn: ↑thalassemia, ↑thalassaemia, ↑Mediterranean anemia • Hypernyms: ↑hypochromic anemia, ↑hypochromic anaemia, ↑monogenic disorder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anemia, Mediterranean — Better known today as thalassemia (or as beta thalassemia or thalassemia major) .The clinical picture of this important type of anemia was first described in 1925 by the pediatrician Thomas Benton Cooley. The name thalassemia was coined by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anemia, sickle cell — A genetic blood disease due to the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin, namely hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin is the molecule in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to the farthest reaches of the body. Sickle cell anemia… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypochromic anemia — noun anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin • Syn: ↑hypochromic anaemia • Hypernyms: ↑anemia, ↑anaemia • Hyponyms: ↑thalassemia, ↑thalassaemia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cooley's anemia — noun a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged • Syn: ↑Cooley s anaemia, ↑thalassemia major, ↑thalassaemia major • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sickle cell anemia — A genetic blood disease due to the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin, namely hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin is the molecule in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to the farthest areas of the body. Sickle cell anemia affects… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cooley's anemia — Coo·ley s anemia .kü lēz n a severe thalassemic anemia that is associated with the presence of microcytes, enlargement of the liver and spleen, increase in the erythroid bone marrow, and jaundice and that occurs esp. in children of Mediterranean… …   Medical dictionary

  • sickle cell anemia — Pathol. a chronic hereditary blood disease, occurring primarily among Africans or persons of African descent, in which abnormal hemoglobin causes red blood cells to become sickle shaped and nonfunctional, characterized by enlarged spleen, chronic …   Universalium


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