alpha globin


variants also α-globin
: the chain of hemoglobin that is designated alpha and that when deficient or defective causes a form of anemia known as alpha-thalassemia
… an individual totally lacking the specific gene responsible for making an essential part of hemoglobin called the alpha globin chain.The New York Times
compare beta globin

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“Alpha globin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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