sickle-cell disease
noun see sickle-cell anemia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sickle-cell disease — This article is about the disease itself. For the genetic transmission of sickle cell disease and its carrier state, see sickle cell trait. Sickle cell disease Classification and external resources Normal and sickle shaped red blood cells ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

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  • sickle cell disease — An inherited disease in which the red blood cells have an abnormal crescent shape, block small blood vessels, and do not last as long as normal red blood cells. Sickle cell disease is caused by a mutation (change) in one of the genes for… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • sickle-cell disease — drepanocytosis a hereditary blood disease that mainly affects people of African ancestry but also occurs in the Mediterranean region and reaches high frequencies in parts of Saudi Arabia and India. It occurs when the sickle cell gene has been… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sickle-cell disease — noun A disease characterized by sickle shaped red blood cells. Syn: sickle cell anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, sickle cell anemia …   Wiktionary

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