chronic active liver disease


Any of several types of hepatitis that persist for more than six months and often progress to cirrhosis.

Nearby words

  1. chron.,
  2. chronaxie,
  3. chronic,
  4. chronic absorptive arthritis,
  5. chronic acholuric jaundice,
  6. chronic adrenocortical insufficiency,
  7. chronic alcoholism,
  8. chronic atrophic thyroiditis,
  9. chronic bronchitis,
  10. chronic desquamative gingivitis

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