Definition of haemophilia in English:


(US hemophilia)


  • [mass noun] A medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often factor VIII.

    • ‘Several clinical trials are in progress for therapeutic application of genetic diseases, such as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, ornithine transcarbamylase deficiencies.’
    • ‘Its products treat millions of patients a year who suffer from hemophilia, infectious diseases, and cancer.’
    • ‘The range of chronic illnesses covered includes cardiac conditions, hemophilia compounded by HIV / AIDS, diabetes in children, cystic fibrosis, and spina bifida.’
    • ‘Prisoners suffering from problems such as anxiety, asthma, hemophilia and injuries incurred during their arrests are not receiving the treatment they need.’
    • ‘In mild haemophilia, bleeding occurs only after moderately severe injury or after surgery.’
    • ‘These defects, which include conditions such as hemophilia and color-blindness, are called X-linked because the genes are carried on the X chromosome.’
    • ‘Gene therapy - the process of introducing a gene into a human being to remedy a genetic disease - offered hope to persons suffering from such diseases as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes.’
    • ‘When retrotransposons are inserted into important genes, they can cause disease, such as hemophilia and muscular dystrophy.’
    • ‘This technique allows for the development of mice with specific genetic mutations that mimic human illnesses such as hemophilia.’
    • ‘As a next step, he intends to build more-complex nanorods that will yield higher and more-sustained rates of gene expression, which would be necessary to treat diseases such as hemophilia and cystic fibrosis.’
    • ‘These include loss-of-function diseases such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, and cancer.’
    • ‘Chapter Two contains a number of case studies from the professional literature in which hypnotic interventions were used to treat chronic illness, most particularly, cancer and hemophilia.’
    • ‘Snake venom is also being experimented with for the treatment of many medical conditions, including cancer, hemophilia and heart disease.’
    • ‘He was born with a crippling inherited disease, arthritic haemophilia.’
    • ‘DNA testing is often used when searching for a single-gene disorder, such as cystic fibrosis or hemophilia.’
    • ‘And patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders can now envision relatively long and active lives.’
    • ‘For this reason, X-linked conditions like hemophilia or muscular dystrophy are expressed in sons and transmitted by physically normal carrier mothers.’
    • ‘Understanding of inherited conditions such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and haemophilia will also be greatly improved.’
    • ‘But its emphasis now is on ensuring a full inquiry is set up to investigate the role of pharmaceutical companies in the infection of haemophilia sufferers through contaminated blood products.’
    • ‘Examples of X-linked single gene disorders are: color blindness, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, and Hunter syndrome.’