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Iron Overload
MeSH HeadingIron Overload
Tree NumberC18.452.565.500
Annotationdisord of iron metab
Scope NoteAn 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 hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH UR US VE VI
Previous Indexing Hemosiderosis (1996)
Previous Indexing Iron/metabolism (1966-1995)
Online Noteuse HEMOSIDEROSIS to search IRON OVERLOAD 1996
History Note97; was see HEMOSIDEROSIS 1996
Date of Entry19960212
Unique IDD019190


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases [C18]
   Metabolic Diseases [C18.452]
      Iron Metabolism Disorders [C18.452.565]
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency [C18.452.565.100]
Iron Overload [C18.452.565.500]
Hemochromatosis [C18.452.565.500.480]
Hemosiderosis [C18.452.565.500.500]

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