thalassemia major
noun Etymology: New Latin, greater thalassemia Date: 1944 Cooley's anemia

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  • Thalassemia major — The dire disease also known as beta thalassemia. The clinical picture of this form of anemia was first described in 1925 by the pediatrician Thomas Benton Cooley. Other names for the disease are Cooley’s anemia and Mediterranean anemia. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • thalassemia major — 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 anemia, ↑Cooley s anaemia, ↑thalassaemia major • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thalassemia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D56 ICD 9 282.4 …   Wikipedia

  • thalassemia — /thal euh see mee euh/, n. Pathol. a hereditary form of anemia, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin, marked by the abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin and a consequent shortened life span of red blood cells. Also called Cooley s… …   Universalium

  • Thalassemia, beta — Also known as thalassemia major .The clinical picture of this important type of anemia was first described in 1925 by the pediatrician Thomas Benton Cooley.. Other names for the disease are Cooley’s anemia and Mediterranean anemia. The name… …   Medical dictionary

  • thalassemia intermedia — β thalassemia whose clinical appearance is intermediate between thalassemia major and thalassemia minor …   Medical dictionary

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

  • Thalassemia — Not just one disease but rather a complex series of genetic (inherited) disorders all of which involve underproduction of hemoglobin, the indispensable molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The globin part of hemoglobin is made up of 4 …   Medical dictionary

  • thalassemia, thalassanemia — Any of a group of inherited disorders of hemoglobin metabolism in which there is impaired synthesis of one or more of the polypeptide chains of globin; several genetic types exist, and the corresponding clinical picture may vary from barely… …   Medical dictionary

  • Beta-thalassemia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D56.1 ICD 9 282.44 …   Wikipedia

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