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(Science: gastroenterology) liver disease characterised pathologically by loss of the normal microscopic lobular architecture, with fibrosis and nodular regeneration. The term is sometimes used to refer to chronic interstitial inflammation of any organ.

Origin: gr. Kirrhos = orange yellow

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... body. These observations have led us to discover the connection between smoking and cancer, between diet and arteriosclerosis, between alcohol and cirrhosis, and so on. Even the RH factor was not discovered on the macasus rhesus. The observations of Banting and Best on diabetes, attributed to experiments ...

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by noratmedicineforme
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETA
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... troponin to monitor heart damage. The traditional monitors were enzymes like SGOT--to name one. When there is tissue damage due to heart attack or cirrhosis of the liver, these enzymes leak out of the dead or dying cells in the damaged regions of the organ. There are differences between heart and ...

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by blcr11
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: troponin
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Liver Cell Organelles

... in a liver cell of an alcoholic would be more abundant. After about 4 hrs of internet searching, I have learned alot about fatty liver and cirrhosis, even hepatitis. I realize I am suppose to think scientifically for the answer, and all I can come up with is possibly more mitochondria due ...

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Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Liver Cell Organelles
Replies: 9
Views: 16337

hepatic portal vein

... Restriction of outflow through the hepatic portal system can lead to portal hypertension. Portal hypertension is most often associated with cirrhosis. Patients usually present with splenomegaly, ascites, GI bleeding and/or portal systemic encephalopathy. The consequences of portal hypertension ...

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by dipjyoti
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: hepatic portal vein
Replies: 11
Views: 12663

alcohol question

... amounts. The liver is responsible for removing this from your body. Excessive alcohol intake over years can cause a condition called aloholic cirrhosis. The liver will swell and eventually stop functioning. The liver is remarkably resiliant and if one quits drinking before it's too late, the ...

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by waterboy
Sat May 06, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: alcohol question
Replies: 6
Views: 5111
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