hydrops foetalismedical dictionary

<embryology, paediatrics> A severe form of the genetic disorder thalassaemia in which all four alpha chain polypeptides making up the haemoglobin molecule (the protein which transports oxygen in the body) are missing due to a defect in the gene which codes for them. As a result, affected individuals die at or before birth.

(09 Oct 1997)

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