Hemoglobinopathy



hemoglobinopathy he·mo·glo·bi·nop·a·thy (hē’mə-glō’bə-nŏp’ə-thē)
n.
A disorder caused by or associated with the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood.

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  • Hemoglobinophilic

    hemoglobinophilic he·mo·glo·bi·no·phil·ic (hē’mə-glō’bə-nə-fĭl’ĭk) adj. Of or relating to microorganisms that cannot be cultured except in the presence of hemoglobin.

  • Hemoglobin s

    hemoglobin S n. Abbr. Hb S An abnormal hemoglobin in which valine has replaced glutamic acid causing the hemoglobin to become less soluble under decreasing oxygen concentrations and to polymerize into crystals that distort the red blood cells into a sickle shape. Also called sickle cell hemoglobin.



  • Hemoglobinuria

    [hee-muh-gloh-buh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˌgloʊ bəˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-, ˌhɛm ə-/ noun, Pathology. 1. the presence of pigment in the urine. hemoglobinuria he·mo·glo·bi·nu·ri·a (hē’mə-glō’bə-nur’ē-ə, -nyur’-) n. The presence of free hemoglobin in the urine. he’mo·glo’bi·nu’ric adj.

  • Hemoglobinuric nephrosis

    hemoglobinuric nephrosis n. Acute oliguric renal failure associated with hemoglobinuria, following an incompatible blood transfusion.



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