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Definitions of cirrhosis

  1. A disease of the liver in which it usually becomes smaller in size and more dense and fibrous in consistence; hence sometimes applied to similar changes in other organs, caused by increase in the fibrous framework and decrease in the proper substance of the organ. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A yellow morbid secretion of the liver; a disease in the liver. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. In med., a term applied to a diseased state of the liver. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. Though it is only necessary to look over the death losses presented each day to see that intemperance in the use of liquors, as shown by cirrhosis of the liver, Bright's disease, diseases of the heart, brain, and nervous system, is the cause of a large proportion of the deaths, these companies prefer to grade the premiums accordingly rather than to decline habitual drinkers altogether. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  2. The yellowish discoloration, usually from retained or perverted bile, gives the disease the medical name of cirrhosis – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
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