favism
noun Date: circa 1927 a condition especially of males of Mediterranean descent that is marked by the development of hemolytic anemia upon consumption of broad beans or inhalation of broad bean pollen and is caused by a usually inherited deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate

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  • favism — FAVÍSM s.n. (med.) Anemie hemolitică provocată prin administrarea de sulfamide sau după ingerarea (ingera) boabelor unei plante potagere (potager). [< fr. favisme]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  FAVÍSM s. n. anemie hemolitică …   Dicționar Român

  • favism — favism. См. фавизм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • favism — [fä′viz΄əm, fā′viz΄əm] n. an acute anemia in certain people, caused by their reaction to the fava bean or its pollen …   English World dictionary

  • Favism — A condition characterized by hemolytic anemia (breakup of red blood cells) after eating fava beans (Vicia fava) or being exposed to the pollen of the fava plant. This dangerous reaction occurs exclusively in people with a deficiency of the enzyme …   Medical dictionary

  • favism — /fah viz euhm/, n. Pathol. acute hemolytic anemia caused by ingestion or inhalation of fava bean pollen. [1900 05; < It favismo, equiv. to fav(a) bean + ismo ISM] * * * ▪ genetic disorder       a hereditary disorder involving an allergic like… …   Universalium

  • favism — n. an inherited defect in the enzyme glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase causing the red blood cells to become sensitive to a chemical in broad beans. It results in destruction of red blood cells (haemolysis), which may lead to severe anaemia,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Favism — Haemolytic anaemia induced in individuals who are glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficient by eating fava beans (from Vicia fava ) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • favism — disease, caused by enzyme deficiency in some people, that destroys red blood cells when fava beans are eaten …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • favism — n. disease caused by inhaling the pollen of the fava bean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • favism — fa·vism …   English syllables

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