Sickle Cell Anemia Descriptive Essay by cee-cee

Sickle Cell Anemia
This paper discusses the genetic condition of sickle cell anemia.
# 108803 | 826 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2008 in Biology (Molecular and Cell) , Biology (Genetics) , Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

In this article, the writer discusses the genetic condition of sickle cell anemia, a life-long condition that causes defective red blood cells, which form sickle cell shapes upon becoming deoxygenated, rather than maintaining the usual disc shape. The writer explains that the deformity in shape prevents the red cells from moving easily through the blood vessels as normal cells would. The sickle-shaped cells tend to form clumps in the blood vessels and prevent the healthy cells from getting through. The writer discusses symptoms and diagnosis of the disorder as well as a possible therapy that mainly focuses on relieving the symptoms associated with the condition.

Outline:
Introduction
Genetics
Mechanism
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Therapy

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Sickle Cell Anemia. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. 2 November 2007. <http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_Treatments.html>.
  • Sickle Cell Information: Clinician Summary. 1997. Sickle Cell Information Centre. 2 November 2007. <http://www.scinfo.org/prod05.htm>.

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