Sickle-cell-disease synonyms

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A hereditary disease characterized by red blood cells that are sickle-shaped instead of round because of an abnormality in their hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood. Because of their shape, the cells can cause blockage of small blood vessels in the organs and bones, reducing the amount of available oxygen.
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(Pathology, UK) A severe hereditary form of anaemia, mainly affecting people of African origin, in which mutated haemoglobin distorts red blood cells into a crescent shape, causing the cells to become stuck in capillaries. Downstream tissues are thus deprived of oxygen causing ischaemia and infarction.
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a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
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a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
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a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
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a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
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Find another word for sickle-cell-disease. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sickle-cell-disease, like: sickle-cell-anemia, sickle-cell-anaemia, crescent-cell anemia, crescent-cell anaemia, drepanocytic anemia and drepanocytic anaemia.