alcoholic cirrhosis

n.

Cirrhosis that frequently develops in chronic alcoholism, characterized at an early stage by enlargement of the liver due to fatty change with mild fibrosis, and later by Laënnec's cirrhosis with contraction of the liver.

Nearby words

  1. alcohol dehydrogenase,
  2. alcohol dependence,
  3. alcohol-free,
  4. alcoholate,
  5. alcoholic,
  6. alcoholic psychosis,
  7. alcoholicity,
  8. alcoholics anonymous,
  9. alcoholism,
  10. alcoholize


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