Definition of Haemophilia

1. Noun. Congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son.




Definition of Haemophilia

1. Noun. (pathology) Any of several hereditary illnesses that impair the body's ability to control bleeding, usually passed from mother to son. ¹

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Medical Definition of Haemophilia

1. A haemorrhagic diathesis occurring in two main forms: 1. Haemophilia A (classic haemophilia, factor VIII deficiency), an X linked disorder due to deficiency of coagulation factor VIII. 2. Haemophilia B (factor IX deficiency, Christmas disease), also X linked, due to deficiency of coagulation factor IX. Both forms are determined by a mutant gene near the telomere of the long arm of the X chromosome (Xq), but a different loci and are characterised by subcutaneous and intramuscular haemorrhages, bleeding from the mouth, gums, lips and tongue, haematuria and haemarthroses. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemophilia

haemonephrosis
haemonies
haemony
haemoparasite
haemopathology
haemopathy
haemoperfusion
haemopericardium
haemoperitoneum
haemopexin
haemophagia
haemophagocyte
haemophagocytosis
haemophil
haemophile
haemophilia (current term)
haemophilia C
haemophiliacs
haemophilic
haemophilic arthritis
haemophilic bacteria
haemophilic joint
haemophilioid
haemophilosis
haemophilus
haemophilus infections

Literary usage of Haemophilia

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1. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1869)
"In most cases of haemophilia the disease is hereditary, that is, the patient descends from a family one or more of whose members in preceding generations ..."

2. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"Larrabee has collected 33 cases of haemophilia ... accuracy of the diagnosis (1) a distinct history of haemophilia in the family, and (2) of haemophilia in ..."

3. A Text-book of practical medicine v. 2: With Particular Reference to by Felix von Niemeyer (1874)
"In most cases of haemophilia the disease is hereditary, that is, the patient descends from a family one or more of whose members in preceding generations ..."

4. A Treatise on the practice of medicine: For the Use of Students and by Roberts Bartholow (1883)
"Again, in the most perfect specimens of haemophilia, bleeding occurs without any change in the skin to start it, and takes place from the fingers, toes, ..."

5. The Germ-plasm: A Theory of Heredity by August Weismann (1893)
"PATHOLOGICAL DIMORPHISM : haemophilia. In connection with the attempt to trace ... haemophilia is described in many text-books on pathological anatomy as an ..."

6. The Newer Physiology in Surgical and General Practice by Arthur J. Rendle Short (1915)
"The physiology of the coagulation of the blood—Fibrinolysis— haemophilia—Pathology of hemophilia—Treatment of haemophilia—The therapeutics of calcium salts. ..."

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