from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several hereditary blood-coagulation disorders in which the blood fails to clot normally because of a deficiency or abnormality of one of the clotting factors. Hemophilia, a recessive trait associated with the X-chromosome, is manifested almost exclusively in males.
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- n. Alternative spelling of haemophilia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds; it is caused by an absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood, and is a recessive genetic disease linked to the X-chromosome, and therefore usually occurs only in males; there are several specific forms. It may be treated by administering purified clotting factor. It was formerly termed Hematophilia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a congenital morbid condition characterized by a tendency to bleed immoderately from any insignificant wound, or even spontaneously. Also called hematophilia, hemorrhaphilia, and hemorrhagic diathesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
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The division includes inpatient and outpatient services, the Apheresis program, the Transfusion Medicine program and clinical research programs in hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and bone marrow failure.
Right now, hemophilia is treated by replacing the deficient blood clotting factor through injection.
Says the headline: Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients.
The only way to combat hemophilia is with thrice-weekly transfusions of the missing enzyme that allows your blood to clot - the fabled Factor Eight, or cryoprecipitate.
About 80 percent of hemophilia cases are of the type known as hemophilia A, which is caused by defects in a different blood-clotting agent, Factor VIII.
Alexandra's son Alexis, however, developed a bleeding condition known as hemophilia, which means blood has difficulty clotting.
Type A hemophilia is a hereditary bleeding disorder that affects about 400,000 people - predominantly men - around the world.
"We have developed a clinical team of specialists in diagnosing and treating rare, inherited, chronic bleeding disorders -- namely hemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease," said Judith R. Baker, the administrative director of Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Deerfield, Ill., based maker of products for conditions such as hemophilia and kidney failure, tightened its 2010 earnings guidance and backed sales expectations, but warned that issues in key markets will continue.
Several poskim even allow sex selection if it is done in order to avoid a sex-linked disease such as hemophilia (R. Auerbach).