Definition of Haemochromatosis
1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hemochromatosis) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Haemochromatosis
A rare genetic disease that results in the over abundance of iron in the body tissues.
Organs affected include the liver, brain, heart and kidneys. Complications include liver dysfunction, diabetes, changes in skin pigmentation, heart problems, arthritis and testicular atrophy.
Treatment includes therapeutic venesection on a regular basis.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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