-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)
2. Latent life; the state of an organism showing no visible signs of life.
3. The condition of an organism that must in theory have at one time existed, but that has left no fossil traces.
4. A state in which the signs of life of an organism have weakened to the point where they are barely measurable or no longer measurable.
2. An acute, subacute, or chronic infection by the fungal organism, Cryptococcus neoformans.
Infection generally causes a pulmonary (lung) infection but it may also spread to the meninges.
The pulmonary form is generally mild and transient (often unrecognized).
With dissemination, lesions may occur in the skeletal, cutaneus, and visceral tissues. The most commonly recognized dissemination is to the central nervous system (meningitis).
A sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning).2. A condition in which the skin and mucous membranes take on a bluish color because there is not enough oxygen in the blood.
2. A bony deformity.
3. A viral disease of the cotton plant, characterized by stunted and distorted growth.
This accumulation of mucus can impair the pancreas and, secondarily, the intestine. Mucous build-up in lungs tends progressively to impair respiration.
Without treatment, CF results in death for 95% of affected children before the age of five.