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hemophilia A

 

Definition: hemophilia due to deficiency of factor VIII; an X-linked recessive condition, occurring almost exclusively in male humans and also affecting several breeds of dogs, characterized by prolonged clotting time, decreased formation of thromboplastin, and diminished conversion of prothrombin.

Synonym(s): classic hemophilia

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