Sickle Cell

  • (noun): An abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin.

Some articles on sickle, sickle cell, sickle cells, cells:

Sickle-cell Disease - Epidemiology - Middle East
... In Saudi Arabia about 4.2% of the population carry the sickle-cell trait and 0.26% have sickle cell disease ... the population carry the gene and 1.2% have sickle cell disease ...
Sickle-cell Disease - History
... This collection of clinical findings was unknown until the explanation of the sickle cells in 1910 by the Chicago cardiologist and professor of medicine James B ... whose intern Ernest Edward Irons (1877–1959) found "peculiar elongated and sickle-shaped" cells in the blood of Walter Clement Noel, a 20-year-old first-ye ... but the earliest available slide showing sickle cells is that of a 1918 autopsy from a soldier with sickle trait, initially reviewed only 92 years later ...
Renal Medullary Carcinoma
... Most individuals with this type of cancer have sickle cell trait or rarely sickle cell disease, suggesting that the sickle cell trait may be a risk factor for this type of cancer ...
Peter Flanigan - Presidency (1969–74) - Domestic Policy - Governmental Initiatives and Organization
... one policy initiative, Nixon called for more money for sickle cell research, treatment, and education in February 1971 and signed the National Sickle Cell Anemia Control Act on May 16, 1972 ... However, one writer on sickle cell states that while Nixon called for increased spending on such high-profile items as cancer and sickle cell, at the same time he ...
Sickle-cell Disease - Genetics - Inheritance
... Sickle-cell conditions are inherited from parents in much the same way as blood type, hair color and texture, eye colour, and other physical traits ... The types of haemoglobin a person makes in the red blood cells depend on what haemoglobin genes are inherited from his parents ... If one parent has sickle-cell anaemia (SS) and the other has sickle-cell trait then there is a 50% chance of a child's having sickle-cell disease and a 50 ...

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