(Greek: high, highest, highest point; top, tip end, outermost; extreme; extremity of the body)
"While acronyxes, or ingrown nails, can occur in the nails of the hand and feet, they usually exist most commonly with the toenails."
"A more accurate description is that an acronyx indicates that there is too much skin around the nail ("overgrown toeskin"), and so, the nail is seldom the problem."
"The most common place for acronyxes is in the big toe; however, ingrowth can actually occur on any nail."
2. Thickening of peripheral tissues; seen most often in
hypothyroidism and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarhropathy.
2. Numbness, tingling, and/or other abnormal sensations of the extremities; for example, the fingers, hands, forearms, and toes; usually due to a carpal tunnel syndrome but also from other causes; seen frequently in organic disorders, especially peripheral nerve lesions: There are times when acroparessthesia refers only to those unpleasant sensations that occur without any known demonstrable organic basis.
Acropathology also involves the feet and toes because of such ailments as athlete's foot, a fungal infection, primarily affecting the skin between the toes, causing itchiness, sores, and cracked skin; as well as, ingrown toenails which often affects the nail of the big toe, resulting in inflammation of the surrounding tissue and infections of these tissues.
2. Rising toward the summit.
Those who have acrophobia are afraid of being on high floors of buildings or even on the tops of hills or mountains and they often feel overly anxious when they approach the edge of bridges, rooftops, stairwells, and railings.
Sometimes individuals who are afflicted with acrophobia not only have an excessive fear, but they feel an uncontrollable urge to jump off.
There are some people who suffer from acrophobia and also have fantasies and physical sensations of falling even when they are standing on firm ground.
Those who are affected by acrophobia in moving platforms for people, or on escalators, balconies, and stairways are probably related to the fear of altitudes just as they are with the terror of flying in aircraft.