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|Marlow Stern|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Carlos Hernandez died 10 years later in prison of complications from cirrhosis.10 Shocking Bits From Book About How Texas Executed an Innocent Man|Ben Jacobs|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Three years after his big win, he was dead of hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.
When cirrhosis causes sudden death, it is nearly always by hemorrhage.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Cirrhosis of the liver is notoriously frequent among drunkards, and is in fact almost, though not absolutely, confined to them.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
The form of ascites that most resists diuretics is that which originates in cirrhosis.
Next to ulcer and to cancer of the stomach, cirrhosis of the liver is the most frequent and important cause of gastrorrhagia.
In protracted disease of the liver (cirrhosis) it is not uncommon to find the superficial abdominal veins dilated and tortuous.
Word Origin 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 replacement of normal liver cells with a form of connective tissue. Owing to the scarring caused by this disease, irreversible damage to the liver can result.