hem-, haem-, hemo-, haemo, hema-, haema-, hemato-, haemato-, hemat-, haemat-, -hemia, -haemia, -hemic, -haemic

(Greek: blood)

The measurement of the hemoglobin in the blood.
hemoglobinopathy, haemoglobinopathy
1. A blood disorder; such as, sickle-cell anemia, which is caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin.
2. Disorder due to abnormalities in the hemoglobin molecule, the best known being sickle cell anemia in which there is a single amino acid substitution (valine for glutamate) in position six of the beta chain. In other cases one of the globin chains is synthesised at a slower rate, despite being normal in structure.
hemoglobinuria, hemoglobinuric
1. Hemoglobin in the urine.
2. The presence of free hemoglobin in the urine.
A complete detailed record of the findings in a thorough examination of the blood, especially with reference to the numbers, proportions, and morphologic features of the formed elements.
hemolagnia, hematolagnia, haematophilia
1. Sexual stimulation from blood.
2. A blood fetish (also known as vampire fetish) is a sexual fetish for blood.

Blood fetishists are most often aroused by blood on nude or semi-nude individuals (or indeed their sexual partner).

Other blood fetishists are aroused simply by the sight of blood; such as, when seeing an accidental or intentional cut or a blood donation.

A reference to hemolysis, the destruction of red blood cells which leads to the release of hemoglobin from within the red blood cells into the blood plasma.
An abnormal condition or disease of the blood.
hemophagy, haemophagy, hematophagous, haematophagous
The habit of certain creatures, or organisms, to feed on blood.

Some intestinal nematodes, such as the Ascaris, feed on blood extracted from the capillaries of the gut and many species of leeches are examples of hematophagous creatures.

Some fish; such as, lampreys, and certain mammals, especially the vampire bats, also practice hematophagy.

Among the hematophagous insects of medical importance are the sandfly, blackflies, tsetse flies, bedbugs, assassin bugs, mosquitoes, ticks, lice, mites, midges, chiggers, and fleas.

Any of several hereditary blood-coagulation disorders in which the blood fails to clot normally because of a deficiency or an abnormality of one of the clotting factors.

Hemophilia, a recessive trait associated with the X-chromosome, is manifested almost exclusively in males.

In biology, a microorganism (usually bacteria) growing well in blood or in a media containing blood.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: angi-; apheresis; -emia; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.