- hepatic lipidosis
- hepatitic steatosis
- liver steatosis
- Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of triglycerides, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of fatty acids.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- 1: An abnormal condition of the liver that is characterized by lipid accumulation in the hepatocytes to the extent that lipids account for more than five percent of liver weight and that is caused especially by injury, malnutrition, or hepatotoxins.
2: A liver affected with fatty liver.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.