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Blood and Genetics

heomeostasis Stops blood from bleeding
hematopoiesis Formation of blood cells
Hemophillia Excessive bleeding
Leukemia Cancer that is caused by an excess of white blood cells Cause is often unknown
Monucleosis B lymphocytes are infected and proliferate in an uncontrolled manner signs include sore throat, fever, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged spleen, lethargy, fatigue cause: Epstein Barr Virus
Embolism Blood clot disorder. Happens a lot in lower leg. Clot roaming through vessels
Jaundice A disorder that may arise when a mother lacks an agglutinogen that is present on the RBCs of her fetus. The usual cause is an Rh incompatibility
Multiple Myleoma No known cause. Cancer of plasma cells
Anemia Blood has a low oxygen level. Iron supplements
Trisomy 21 Down syndrome. can be detected through geentic testing. more common in expecting mothers 35 years and older
Werner syndrome Werner syndrome is genetic recessive disorder.  It is a type of progeria disease that occurs in adults ages twenty to thirty.  People who are affected start to age rapidly beginning in their twenties and thirties and look as though they are twenty or more
Created by: potter