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beta-Thalassemia

"beta-Thalassemia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "beta-Thalassemia" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "beta-Thalassemia" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 140 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2010 and 2011
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