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Definition of the noun cirrhosis

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noun - plural: cirrhoses

  1. a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism
    • example: There are four main causes of alcohol-related death. Injury from car accidents or violence is one. Diseases like cirrhosis of the liver, cancer, heart and blood system diseases are the others.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of cirrhosis: cirrhosis of the liver
    • more generic term: liver disease = a disease affecting the liver

Alternative definition of the noun cirrhosis


  1. [pathology] A chronic disease of the liver caused by damage from toxins (including alcohol), metabolic problems, hepatitis or nutritional deprivation. It is characterised by an increase of fibrous tissue and the destruction of liver cells.

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Google previewMRI of the Liver (2006)

Imaging Techniques, Contrast Enhancement, Differential Diagnosis by Günther Schneider, Luigi Grazioli, Sanjay Saini

Cirrhosis Hepatic cirrhosis is the endpoint of different toxic, autoimmune, congenital or infectious diseases (see...

Google previewInternal Medicine (2016)

An Illustrated Radiological Guide by Jarrah Al-Tubaikh

Liver cirrhosis is a term used to describe the histological development of regenerative hepatic nodules surrounded by fibrous bands in response to chronic liver injury. Cirrhosis is an advanced, diffuse stage of liver injury, which is characterized ...

Google previewSedation (2009)

A Guide to Patient Management by Stanley F. Malamed

Chlorpromazine The most common cause of nodular cirrhosis is the chronic abuse of alcohol.

Cirrhosis is a serious and irreversible disease that, when advanced, has a very poor prognosis. Response of the ...

Google previewThe 5-Minute ICU Consult (2012)

by Jose R. Yunen

DESCRIPTION r Cirrhosis is the histological development of regenerative nodules surrounded by fibrous bands in response to...

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY r Cirrhosis is an advanced stage of liver fibrosis accompanied by distortion of the hepatic ...

Google previewGenomic and Personalized Medicine (2012)

by Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Huntington F. Willard

Cirrhosis is a premalignant condition, with virtually all cases of liver cancer [also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)] developing in individuals with...

Google previewThe Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (1922)

Since the cirrhosis is the constant feature it would almost appear that the term " congenital biliary cirrhosis of the liver" is a more logical appellation for this condition than that of "congenital obliteration of the bile ducts." CONCLUSIONS. 1. That ...

Google previewTrauma (2007)

Critical Care by William C. Wilson, Christopher M. Grande, David B. Hoyt

Cirrhosis is the irreversible, final common pathway of many chronic progressive liver diseases.

Cirrhosis is a fibrosis of the liver parenchyma that occurs as a response to liver injury from a variety of agents and results in a broad range of ...

Google previewLiver Pathology (2011)

An Atlas and Concise Guide by Arief A Suriawinata, MD, Swan N. Thung, MD

Pathologic Features Grossly, cirrhosis is a diffuse process characterized by parenchymal nodules, usually with evidence of...

Google previewClinical Biochemistry E-Book (2013)

An Illustrated Colour Text by Allan Gaw, Michael J. Murphy, Rajeev Srivastava, Robert A. Cowan, Denis St. J. O'Reilly

Cirrhosis is the end point of both acute and chronic liver damage, as well as being caused by a number of metabolic and autoimmune diseases. □ Biochemical tests may be of little value in making a specific diagnosis. A liver biopsy is 61 31 ...

Google previewBlumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract (2012)

Expert Consult - Online by William R. Jarnagin

Cirrhosis is the final stage of a variety of chronic diseases involving the liver.

Google previewOxford Textbook of Critical Care (2016)

by Clinical Professor Division of Critical Care Andrew Webb, Mervyn Singer, Professor of Critical Care Medicine Medicine Health Policy & Management and Clinical & Translational Science Derek Angus, Professor of Critical Care Simon Finfer, Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Luciano Gattinoni, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine Mervyn Singer

Key points ◇ Cirrhosis is an increasing problem and prognosis following ICU admission is poor.

Cirrhosis is the end result of liver damage caused by a wide variety of insults including alcohol, chronic viral infection, non-alcoholic fatty liver ...

Google previewPathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book (2014)

by Barbara E. Gould, Ruthanna Dyer

Cirrhosis is a disorder in which there is progressive ...

Google previewSwanson's Family Medicine Review (2008)

by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey

Cirrhosis is an irreversible inflammatory disease that disrupts liver structure and function. Alcoholic hepatitis is...

Cirrhosis is the disorganization of hepatic tissues caused by diffuse fibrosis and nodular regeneration. Nodules of regenerated ...

Google previewThe Washington Manual of Gastroenterology Subspecialty Consult (2012)

by C. Prakash Gyawali

Cirrhosis is a common endpoint for many causes of liver disease ( Table 20-2), with alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis C accounting for the majority of cases.6. •. Other causes include autoimmune hepatitis, Wilson's disease, ...

Google previewLiver Immunology (2008)

Principles and Practice by M. Eric Gershwin, John M. Vierling, Michael P. Manns

Whereas fibrosis accompanies progressive liver injury and may vary from mild to extensive, cirrhosis is the end stage of...

Google previewNursing Care of Children - E-Book (2014)

Principles and Practice by Susan R. James, Kristine Nelson, Jean Ashwill

Cirrhosis is a chronic, degenerative condition of the liver that results in the development of bands of fibrous tissue, firm nodules, and connections between the central and portal areas of the liver. This scarring causes irreversible damage to the ...

Google previewToday's Medical Assistant (2012)

Clinical and Administrative Procedures by Kathy Bonewit-West, Sue A. Hunt, Edith Applegate

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that may develop as a result of chronic alcoholism or severe hepatitis. The hepatic cells of the liver...

Google previewClinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, Second Edition (2009)

by Michael Schaer

Definition/overview Cirrhosis is the end stage of CH in the dog. It is a diffuse hepatic disease process...

Clinical presentation Cirrhosis is a common presentation in dogs, but is uncommon in cats. Clinical signs most often include lethargy, ...

Google previewHuman Anatomy (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue and regenerative nodules, leading to loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcoholism, hepatitis B ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Hepatitis and Other Liver Diseases (2006)

by James H. Chow, Cheryl Chow

cirrhosis and cancer cirrhosis is the number- one cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of cancer that starts in the liver. Cirrhosis is characterized by dense, fibrous scar tissues and distorted architecture of the liver.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Practical Medicine (1903)

Cirrhosis: interlobular proliferation, early inclosure of lobules and groups of lobules; boundaries between connective tissue and liver-cells indistinct; 2. Induration: interlobular proliferation without tendency to constriction (this form often follows ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

cirrhosis normalized ratio), and progressively decreasing platelet counts. Cirrhosis is diagnosed by liver biopsy, upper GI endoscopy (the presence of esophageal varices), or measurements of the venous pressures leading into and out of the ...

Google previewAnatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Bacteriology, Dictionary (1906)

Experimental Cirrhosis of the Liver. It has been known for a long time that the intravenous injection of hemolitie immune sera caused more or less extensive necrosis of the liver cells, the size and position of the necrotic areas depending upon ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diet: A Treatise on the Food Question (Complete) (2015)

by Eugene Christian

Cirrhosis is a word derived from the Greek meaning yellow. It was originally intended to convey the idea of overgrowth or enlargement of this muchabused organ, but inasmuch as atrophic conditions often show yellow or tawny, there are now ...

Google previewAmerican Medical Association Concise Medical Encyclopedia (2006)

by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.

CIRRHOSIS routine circumcision ol infants. However, in later lile, conditions may develop in uncircumcised males that require circumcision. These include inability to pull the foreskin back from the head of the penis, inability lo return the ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

cirrhosis. n. a condition in which the liver responds to liver cell (*hepatocyte) injury or death by replacing damaged tissue with interlacing strands of fibrous tissue and nodules of regenerating cells. The liver becomes tawny and ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

A term rarely used for chronic interstitial inflammation of various organs–eg, cardiac cirrhosis Hepatology The final irreversible stage of chronic inflammation and/or cell injury of the liver, which results in a scarred, contracted, and functionally ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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