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Heinz bodies

[′hīnts ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Refractile spots seen in erythrocytes in hemolytic anemia that may represent denatured globulin.
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This process helps in rendering them vulnerable to Heinz body formation as a result of feeding on poisonous plants (Smith et al., 1975; Kahn and Line, 2005; Radostits et al., 2007).
(6) Other effects include hepatosplenomegaly, altered liver functions, renal failure, Heinz body haemolytic anaemia (7) and contact dermatitis.