Sickle Cell Disease – Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Sickle Cell Disease An inherited genetic disorder of defective hemoglobin, a protein compound erythrocytes (red blood cells) contain that binds with oxygen. Though the primary effect of sickle cell disease, also called sickle cell anemia, is anemia (insufficient oxygen in the blood), the condition also causes significant pain and damage to organs throughout the […]

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