GlossaryAnemia: A condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal.
Angina: Chest pain.
CBC: Complete Blood Count.
Hemoglobin: The iron-containing protein (pigment) found in red blood cells.Hemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues.
Heredity: Genetic transmission of traits from parent to offspring.
Hypoxia: Decreased concentration of oxygen in the blood.
IM: Intra Muscular route.
Inherited Disorder: A disease caused primarily by changes in a person's DNA,inherited from the parents, rather than some infectious agent or environmental influence.
Menorrhagia: Excessive menstrual blood loss.
Menstruation: Periodic discharge of blood and tissue from the uterus. Until menopause, menstruation occurs approximately every 28 days when a woman is not pregnant.
Palpitations: Awareness of ones own heartbeat.
RBC: Red Blood Cells; Cell specialised for oxygen transport, having a high concentration of hemoglobin in the cytoplasm.
Thalassemia: The thalassemias are a group of genetic blood disorders that affect a personís ability to produce hemoglobin.
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