Heinz bodies


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Heinz bod·ies

(hīnz),
intracellular inclusions usually attached to the red blood cell membrane, composed of denatured hemoglobin; they occur in thalassemia, enzymopathies, hemoglobinopathies, and after splenectomy. Visualization of these usually requires examination of red blood cells using supravital stains or by phase microscopy.

Heinz bodies

[hīnts]
Etymology: Robert Heinz, German pathologist, 1865-1924
irregularly shaped bits of altered hemoglobin found in the red blood cells of people who are hypersensitive to certain chemicals, such as aniline, phenylhydrazine, and primaquine.
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Heinz bodies

Heinz bod·ies

(hīnz bodēz)
Intracellular inclusions usually attached to the red blood cell membrane, composed of dentured hemoglobin; they occur in thalassemia, enzymopathies, hemoglobinopathies, and after splenectomy. Visualization of these usually requires examination of red blood cells using supravital stains or by phase microscopy.

Heinz,

Robert, German pathologist, 1865-1924.
Heinz bodies - intracellular inclusions composed of denatured hemoglobin.
Heinz body anemia
Heinz body test - a test for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficient red blood cells.
Heinz-Ehrlich body - Synonym(s): Ehrlich inner body