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Hereditary hemochromatosis (medical condition): A genetic disorder where too much iron is absorbed from food and it is stored in...more »
Hereditary hemochromatosis: disorder due to the deposition of hemosiderin in the parenchymal cells, causing tissue damage and dysfunction of the liver, pancreas, heart, and pituitary; full development of the disease in women is restricted by menstruation, pregnancy, and lower dietary intake of iron; an autosomal recessive disorder of metabolism associated with a gene tightly linked to the A locus of the HLA complex on chromosome 6.
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Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder that increases the amount of iron that the body absorbs from the gut. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
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