HAMARTIA HAMARTIOLOGY HAMARTOMA HAMARTOSES HAMARTOMATOSIS HAMARTOMATOSES



~ HAMARTIA       id+ FLAW  FLAWED  DEFECTIVE  MALFORMED
                 see> SIN  PECCADILLO   sug> FAULT  FLAW
~ HAMARTIOLOGY   AREA OF THEOLOGY DEALING WITH SIN
                 hx> HAMARTIA stands for the
                      TRAGIC FLAW or ERROR or DEFECT from
                 gr HAMARTEIN = TO ERR
                 lit+ [#] ARISTOTLE WROTE
                 "TRAGEDY IS AN IMITATION OF A PAINFUL ACTION
                  KNOW YOURSELF is at the core of SIN
                  SOPHOCLES [#] in OEDIPUS REX 
                  to illustrate HAMARTIA states
                 "THE TYRANT IS A CHILD OF PRIDE
                  WHO DRINKS FROM HIS GREAT SICKENING CUP
                  RECKLESSNESS AND VANITY
                  UNTIL FROM HIS HIGH CREST HEADLONG
                  HE PLUMMETS TO THE DUST OF HOPE"
                  Alexander POPE [#] in 
                 "An Assay on Man" elaborates
                 "IT IS ONLY BY KNOWING THYSELF
                  THAT THOU WILT RID THYSELF
                  OF THY HAMARTIA"
~ HAMARTOMA  med> DURING DEVELOPMENT PRENATAL AND
                  LATER  A DEFECT IN TISSUE GROWTH or
             "COMBINATION" PRODUCING A
             DISORGANIZED ABNORMAL GROWTH OF
             "NORMAL" CELLS in most instances due to
             GENETIC OR TERATOGENIC and also
             AFTER BIRTH EFFECTS OF MUTAGENIC
             CARCINOGENIC CAUSES eg RADIATION
             WHICH DISRUPT TISSUES or
             HISTOLOGIC ORGANIZATION causing
             altered CELL GROWTH leading to
             the formation of "TUMOR" or
             NODULES or CYSTS or NEOPLASIA
             sug> POLYP PAPYLOMA ADENOMA FIBROMA
             note "CYSTS" most often are HAMARTOMATOUS
                  see> TERATOMA  TERATOLOGY
~ HAMARTOSES      or
~ HAMARTOMATOSIS  or
~ HAMARTOMATOSES  med> one sort of GENETIC HAMARTOSES
                       is a group of disorders known as
  NEUROFIBROMATOSES characterized by the
  development and growth of MULTIPLE hamartomas
  eg NEUROFIBROMAS LIPOMA GLIOMA
  HAMARTOMAS can undergo MALIGNANT or
  CANCEROUS or DEGENERATION thus give rise to
  SARCOMA CARCINOMA and LEUKEMIA

      

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