-osis, -sis, -sia, -sy, -se

(Greek > Latin: a suffix; actor, process, condition, or state of; result of; expresses a state or abnormal condition or process of some disease)

A disorder in which the blood vessels are exceptionally fragile.
Hardening and thickening of the walls of blood vessels.
Known as angiopathy, this is a disease of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries) that occurs when someone has diabetes for a long time.

There are two types of angiopathy: macroangiopathy and microangiopathy. In macroangiopathy, fat and blood clots build up in the large blood vessels, stick to the vessel walls, and block the flow of blood. In microangiopathy, the walls of the smaller blood vessels become so thick and weak that they bleed, leak protein, and slow the flow of blood through the body. Then the cells, for example: the ones in the center of the eye, do not get enough blood and may be damaged.

A narrowing of the caliber or internal diameter of a vessel.
1. Ossification or calcification of a vessel.
2. Calcified degeneration of the walls of blood vessels or lymphatics.
angiothrombosis, angiothrombotic
Blood vessel thrombosis.
A reduction in peripheral blood counts resulting from impairment of hematopoiesis (lack of blood formation).
1. Absence of sweat.
2. Not sweating.
3. The deficiency or absence of perspiration.

For some people, the inability to sweat may seem a blessing; but it is not, since to sweat makes it possible for us to stay cooler. Anhidrosis creates a dangerous inability to tolerate heat.

anhydrobiosis (s) (noun), anhydrobioses (pl)
1. Dormancy induced by low humidity or by drying out: The seeds of many desert plants go into a state of anhydrobiosis when there is no rainfall for an extended period of time.
2. A state caused by dehydration, in which an organism's metabolism (rate of bodily function) is reduced to an imperceptible level: Dr. Sneed, the veterinarian, was very concerned about the extreme state of anhydrobioses in the dog that was brought into his office because its body processes were barely detectable.
Sexual impotence.
antagonistic symbiosis, antipathetic symbiosis
A type of symbiosis that is beneficial to one symbiont and detrimental to another one; for example, "parasitism".
anthraconecrosis (s), anthraconecroses (pl) (nouns)
The degeneration, or death, of tissue into a black mass.
A mixed condition of anthracosis or fibrous tissue and scarring of the lungs because of repeated inhalation of dust and silicosis.
anthracosis; miner's lung, black lung disease, coal worker's pneumoconiosis, miner's pneumoconiosis
1. A disease of the lungs caused by the long-term inhalation of coal dust.
2. A chronic lung disease characterized by the deposit of coal dust, smoke, and carbon in the lungs and by the formation of black nodules on the bronchioles.
anthropomorphosis (s) (noun), anthropomorphoses (pl)
Transformation into human form.