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Hepatitis

Synonym(s)

  • inflammatory disease of liver

Definition(s)

Inflammation of the liver and liver disease involving degenerative or necrotic alterations of hepatocytes.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Disease of the liver causing inflammation. Symptoms include an enlarged liver, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and dark urine.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014