hepatic siderosis


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siderosis

 [sid″er-o´sis]
1. a form of pneumoconiosis due to the inhalation of iron particles.
3. the deposit of iron in the tissues; see also hemochromatosis and hemosiderosis.
hepatic siderosis hepatic hemosiderosis.
urinary siderosis hemosiderinuria.

hepatic siderosis

Excessive deposition of iron in the liver, found in patients with cirrhosis and hemochromatosis.
See also: siderosis

siderosis

1. a form of pneumoconiosis due to the inhalation of iron or other metallic particles.
2. excess of iron in the blood.
3. the deposit of iron in the tissues.

hepatic siderosis
the deposit of an abnormal quantity of iron in the liver.
urinary siderosis
the presence of hemosiderin granules in the urine.