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Definitions of cirrhosis

  1. a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury. Medical Dictionary DB
  4. A degeneration or atrophy of the parenchyma cells of an organ, with hypertrophy of the interstitial connective tissue. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  5. In duration of connective tissue. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A yellow colouring matter, sometimes secreted in the tissues, owing to a morbid process. Also, called Cirrho'sis or Kirrho'sis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  9. [Latin] Interstitial inflammation (Cirrhotic inflammation) of any organ; as C. of the lungs, C. of the kidneys, C. of muscles, C. of the cord. In c. of all kinds there is increase of the interstitial connective tissue with subsequent contraction by which the actively functional elements of the organ are gradually pressed upon and destroyed. The chief symptoms are those produced by this destruction. na
  10. Disease of liver, chiefly alcoholic. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. Interstitial inflammation of an organ, particularly the liver. American pocket medical dictionary.
  12. A pathological change in various organs, characterized by induration due to hyperplasia of connective tissue and shrinking with atrophy of the parenchyma of the organ. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  13. Chronic interstitial inflammation of any organ. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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