hem-, haem-, hemo-, haemo, hema-, haema-, hemato-, haemato-, hemat-, haemat-, -hemia, -haemia, -hemic, -haemic
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.
2. The presence of free hemoglobin in the urine.
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.
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.
Hemophilia, a recessive trait associated with the X-chromosome, is manifested almost exclusively in males.