DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for megaloblastic anemia

Megaloblastic anemia [DOID:13382]

Megaloblastic anemia (or megaloblastic anaemia) is an anemia (of macrocytic classification) that results from inhibition of DNA synthesis in red blood cell production. When DNA synthesis is impaired, the cell cycle cannot progress from the G2 growth stage to the mitosis (M) stage. This leads to continuing cell growth without division, which presents as macrocytosis.

Synonyms:  megaloblastic anemia,  DOID:13382,  ANEMIA MEGALOBLASTIC,  Anaemia - megaloblastic,  Megaloblastic anaemia ...

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