Definition of Iron overload

1. Noun. 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.




Medical Definition of Iron overload

1. An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic haemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anaemia, or transfusional haemosiderosis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iron Overload

iron index
iron isotopes
iron lung
iron maiden
iron maidens
iron man
iron manganese tungsten
iron metabolism disorders
iron mine
iron mines
iron mold
iron mould
iron oak
iron ore
iron out
iron overload (current term)
iron oxide
iron oxides
iron perchloride
iron poisoning
iron protoporphyrin
iron putty
iron pyrite
iron pyrites
iron radioisotopes
iron sorbitex
iron sorbitol
iron succinyl milk protein complex
iron sulfate
iron trap

Literary usage of Iron overload

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1. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Mechanism of Toxicity Organ damage arising from iron overload is remarkable for the range of tissues affected and for the slow and insidious onset of organ ..."

2. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"The pathogenesis of glucose intolerance in iron-overload states remains controversial ... However, the mechanism of insulin resistance due to iron overload ..."

3. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"Patients on chronic transfusion programs should be evaluated for iron overload (hemosiderosis). When iron overload is documented, chelation therapy with ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"and this may be important in ; both the high prevalence of iron (limited absorption) and the oc- )f parenchymal iron overload (lim- tion). ..."

5. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"... protein are associated with very severe iron overload (Nemeth et al., 2006; Nicolas et al., 2002). External signals, such as hepcidin from the liver, ..."

6. The Navy Seal Nutrition Guide by Patricia A. Deuster (1994)
"Iron Chronic use of iron supplements can be a problem, especially in individuals genetically predisposed to iron overload (hemochromatosis); ..."

7. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... due to iron overload from frequent transfusions or long-term iron therapy. Leg ulcers. Leg ulcers are seen in most patients with SCA during the young ..."

8. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Mechanism of Toxicity Organ damage arising from iron overload is remarkable for the range of tissues affected and for the slow and insidious onset of organ ..."

9. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"The pathogenesis of glucose intolerance in iron-overload states remains controversial ... However, the mechanism of insulin resistance due to iron overload ..."

10. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"Patients on chronic transfusion programs should be evaluated for iron overload (hemosiderosis). When iron overload is documented, chelation therapy with ..."

11. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"and this may be important in ; both the high prevalence of iron (limited absorption) and the oc- )f parenchymal iron overload (lim- tion). ..."

12. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"... protein are associated with very severe iron overload (Nemeth et al., 2006; Nicolas et al., 2002). External signals, such as hepcidin from the liver, ..."

13. The Navy Seal Nutrition Guide by Patricia A. Deuster (1994)
"Iron Chronic use of iron supplements can be a problem, especially in individuals genetically predisposed to iron overload (hemochromatosis); ..."

14. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... due to iron overload from frequent transfusions or long-term iron therapy. Leg ulcers. Leg ulcers are seen in most patients with SCA during the young ..."

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