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Hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy

(Science: neurology, pathology) a condition which is used to describe the deleterious effects of liver failure on the central nervous system. Features include confusion ranging to unresponsiveness (coma). A common cause is alcoholic cirrhosis.

treatment includes the binding and elimination of ammonia in the intestinal tract. General life support including respiratory support and cardiovascular support may also be required.

See: encephalopathy for additional details.


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hepatic portal vein

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