- Severe inability of the liver to function normally, as evidenced by severe jaundice and abnormal levels of ammonia, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase, and reversal of the albumin/globulin ratio.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The failure of the liver to detoxify chemicals in the body leading to a clinical disease.
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.