Glossary of Medical Terms

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A severe form of the genetic mess thalassaemia in which all four alpha chain polypeptides making up the haemoglobin molecule (the protein which transports oxygen in the body) are missing due to a defect in the gene which codes for them. As a result, affected individuals die at or till birth.
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