thalassemia minor
noun Etymology: New Latin, lesser thalassemia Date: 1944 a mild form of thalassemia associated with the heterozygous condition for the gene involved

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  • Thalassemia minor — Also called thalassemia trait, thalassemia minor is the carrier state for beta thalassemia. People who are carriers (heterozygotes) have just one thalassemia gene, are said to have thalassemia minor, and are essentially normal * * * thalassemia… …   Medical dictionary

  • thalassemia minor — noun Etymology: New Latin, lesser thalassemia : a mild form of thalassemia associated with the heterozygous condition for the gene involved …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /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, 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

  • beta-thalassemia — be·ta thal·as·se·mia or ß thalassemia or Brit be·ta thal·as·sae·mia or ß thalassaemia .thal ə sē mē ə n thalassemia in which the hemoglobin chain designated beta is affected and which comprises Cooley s anemia in the homozygous condition and… …   Medical dictionary

  • beta-thalassemia — noun Date: 1962 thalassemia in which the longer hemoglobin chain is affected and which comprises Cooley s anemia in the homozygous condition and thalassemia minor in the heterozygous condition …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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