sickle cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sickle cell an abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin
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Usage

In literature:

This process is the primitive streak, and it is formed, like the sickle, of proliferating epiblast cells.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In news:

Marquita Gaines is a 20-year-old college student with sickle cell disease.
I realize that sickle cell disease is a part of me, but it will never define who I am.
Editor's note: Marquita Gaines is a college student living with sickle cell disease .
At first glance, no one would know that I am a patient living with sickle cell disease .
Madison Tully was born with sickle cell, then a few years ago-she was diagnosed with lupus .
Many Sickle Cell Disease Patients Need Frequent Hospitalization Or Emergency Care for Pain, New Study Finds.
Madison Tully was born with sickle cell, then a few years ago-she was diagnosed with lupus.
I can't imagine having a child with cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart problems, sickle cell or any terminal or chronic illness/disease.
Functional asplenia develops in children with sickle cell anemia.
College athletics' bid to identify sickle -cell carriers: Not ready for prime time.
Community health worker helps lower barriers in sickle cell treatment.
The socio-economic and policy impact of sickle cell disease.
The latest news on sickle cell disease.
Sickle -Cell May Blunt, Not Stop, Malaria.
Red Cross to combat sickle -cell disease.
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In science:

Sickle cell disease causes the RBCs to be less deformable and more fragile .
Optical tweezer for probing erythrocyte membrane deformability
The stiffness and collapse of the cytoskeletal structure of a red blood cell has a direct connection to its functional aspects and used for instance, as a diagnostic for detection of sickle cell anaemia.
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
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