-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. A pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints; also known as, iron-storage disease, iron overload, bronzed diabetes.
Hemochromatosis, the most common form of iron overload disease, is an inherited disorder that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron. The extra iron builds up in organs and damages them. Without treatment, the disease can cause these organs to fail.
Iron is an essential nutrient found in many foods. The greatest amount is found in red meat and iron-fortified bread and cereal. In the body, iron becomes part of hemoglobin, a molecule in the blood that transports oxygen from the lungs to all body tissues.
Healthy people usually absorb about ten percent of the iron contained in the food they eat to meet the body needs. People with hemochromatosis absorb more than the body needs. The body has no natural way to rid itself of the excess iron, so it is stored in body tissues, especially the liver, heart, and pancreas.
2. The embryonic development of a tissue or an organ inappropriate to its site.
3. The production in an organism of an abnormal or misplaced part, especially in place of one that has been lost (as the regeneration of a tail in place of a head).
4. The production of a malformed or malposed tissue or organ.
5. The formation of tissue of a different type from that from which it is derived.
Histomycosis is caused by infection from fungi.
A common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. Usually a small number of people suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis).
Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age of thirteen (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
Excessive sweating is embarrassing because it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business, and social interactions.
Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or even to shake hands.