- a disease of the liver characterized by increase of connective tissue and alteration in gross and microscopic makeup.
Origin of cirrhosis
Examples from the Web for cirrhosis
Ellis was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 2007, and passed away from the ailment on Dec. 19, 2008.‘No No,’ a Documentary on MLB Pitcher Dock Ellis, Who Pitched a No-Hitter While Tripping on Acid
February 5, 2014
Carlos Hernandez died 10 years later in prison of complications from cirrhosis.10 Shocking Bits From Book About How Texas Executed an Innocent Man
May 16, 2012
Three years after his big win, he was dead of hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.Lotto Death Curse
February 19, 2010
These were mostly cases of dropsy from cirrhosis of the liver.
Next to ulcer and to cancer of the stomach, cirrhosis of the liver is the most frequent and important cause of gastrorrhagia.
According to Fox, such an occurrence is more frequent with cirrhosis of the liver than with ulcer or cancer of the stomach.
There can be no doubt that chronic malarial poisoning causes, or powerfully predisposes to, cirrhosis.
The blood in cirrhosis is much reduced and watery, hence slight causes suffice to induce an outward diffusion.
- any of various progressive diseases of the liver, characterized by death of liver cells, irreversible fibrosis, etc: caused by inadequate diet, excessive alcohol, chronic infection, etcAlso called: cirrhosis of the liver
Word Origin and History for cirrhosis
1827, coined in Modern Latin by French physician René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) with -osis and Greek kirrhos "tawny," of unknown origin. So called for the orange-yellow appearance of the diseased liver. Related: Cirrhotic.
- A chronic disease of the liver characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue and the loss of functional liver cells. It can result from alcohol abuse, nutritional deprivation, or infection, especially by the hepatitis virus.
- Chronic interstitial inflammation of any tissue or organ.fibroid induration
- A chronic disease of the liver characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with scar tissue and the loss of functional liver cells. It is most commonly caused by chronic alcohol abuse, but can also result from nutritional deprivation or infection, especially by the hepatitis virus.