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hemophilia

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Definition congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
  • Mild hemophilia might not be noticed in the absence of a major wound or incision.
  • He'd tell me stories of the Tsarevitch in St. Petersburg, weak with hemophilia, his fate controlled by wicked forces.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • He worked odd jobs waiting tables and doing construction, but he'd eventually have another hemophilia attack and end up unemployed again.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • It should be emphasized that the hemophilia gene may be carried recessively in the male as a part of his genetic make-up.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I believe it was they who started the hemophilia...... Yes, that is what I said: the hemophiliathe slow leak-the loss of blood that cannot be stopped.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "I got hemophilia," I said.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Sir Urre of Hungary had long been carried from country to country—perhaps it was a sort of hemophilia—searching for the best knight who would be able to help him.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • It's not an illness people are born with, like hemophilia or something.
    Beatrice Sparks  --  It Happened to Nancy
  • But if he marries a woman with the same outlaw gene, the result will be hemophilia if the offspring is male.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • If you had some damn hemophilia, they wouldn't have you in no army!
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Hemophilia also showed up in significant quantities in Appalachia during the earlier part of this century, and is commonly noticed in those cultures where incest and the marriage of first cousins is common.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Investigations are now being conducted into the life of Margaret Brigham's grandmother, Sadie Cochran-for, if the dominant/recessive pattern obtains with TK as it does with hemophilia, Mrs. Cochran may have been TK dominant.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Her cells were part of research into the genes that cause cancer and those that suppress it; they helped develop drugs for treating herpes, leukemia, influenza, hemophilia, and Parkinson's disease; and they've been used to study lactose digestion, sexually transmitted diseases, appendicitis, human longevity, mosquito mating, and the negative cellular effects of working in sewers.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • ...posts on some coming morning and would silently vanish in search of unknown frontiers-the men whose faces were tighter than the faces around them, whose eyes were more direct, whose energy was more conscientiously enduring-the men who were now slipping away, one by one, from every corner of the countryof the country which was now like the descendant of what had once been regal glory, prostrated by the scourge of hemophilia, losing the best of its blood from a wound not to be healed.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • 92-93): It is now generally agreed that the TK phenomenon is a genetic-recessive occurrence-but the opposite of a disease like hemophilia, which becomes overt only in males.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie

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