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PBS Unit 4.1


Amino Acid An organic molecule possessing both carboxyl and amino groups. Amino acids serve as the monomers of proteins.
Alpha-globin The polypeptide chain of hemoglobin that is designated alpha.
Beta-globin The polypeptide chain of hemoglobin that is designated beta and that when deficient or defective causes various anemias (as beta-thalassemia or sickle-cell anemia).
Complication A secondary disease or condition that develops in the course of a primary disease or condition and arises either as a result of it or from independent causes.
Hemoglobin An iron-containing protein in red blood cells that reversibly binds oxygen.
Prognosis The prospect of survival and recovery from a disease as anticipated from the usual course of that disease or indicated by special features of the case.
Protein A three-dimensional biological polymer constructed from a set of 20 different monomers called amino acids.
Sickle cell Deformed red blood cells that can lead to numerous symptoms and caused by a genetic mutation in the hemoglobin protein.
Symptom Subjective evidence of disease or physical disturbance observed by the patient; for example a headache is a symptom of many diseases.
Trait An inherited characteristic.
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