- inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus or a toxin and characterized by jaundice, liver enlargement, and fever.
Origin of hepatitis
Examples from the Web for hepatitis
Hepatitis B plays by the same rules, though the rates of transmission are about 10 times more frequent.The CDC Was Wrong About How to Stop Ebola
October 1, 2014
Over time, he can transmit a bloodborne disease such as hepatitis C to the patients he is “sharing” narcotics with.The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors
April 24, 2014
If left untreated, hepatitis C causes liver damage over the course of decades.There’s a Life Saving New Drug. But You Can’t Afford It.
Kaiser Health News
February 28, 2014
He looked more like a tired and worn 60, perhaps because he is said to be suffering from hepatitis.Gripping His Koran, Anas al-Liby Has His Day in Court
October 16, 2013
Just like the measles shot and the hepatitis shot and the flu shot, the goal is prevention, pure and simple.Why Can't We Find an AIDS Vaccine?
September 15, 2013
In Mauritius the juice is used to treat dysentery and hepatitis.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
A very grave case of hepatitis endangered his life seriously.Two Chancellors
This form of hepatitis has thus far been observed almost exclusively in infants.
In the liver it may occasion inflammation and the formation of an abscess attended with all the usual symptoms of hepatitis.
In this vast region the conditions for the production of hepatitis exist abundantly.
Word Origin and History for hepatitis
1727, coined from Greek hepatos, genitive of hepar "liver," from PIE root *yekwr- (cf. Sanskrit yakrt, Avestan yakar, Persian jigar, Latin jecur, Old Lithuanian jeknos "liver") + -itis "inflammation."
- Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.
- Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by any of various infectious agents or toxins, including alcohol and numerous chemical compounds. Symptoms usually include jaundice, fatigue, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain. There are five types of viral hepatitis: A, B,C, D, and E. Hepatitis A, an acute infection caused by a virus of the genus Hepatovirus is transmitted by contaminated food and water. Hepatitis B, caused by a virus of the genus Orthohepadnavirus and Hepatitis C, caused by a virus of the genus Hepacivirus, are more serious infections that are transmitted through infected bodily fluids such as blood and semen.
An inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus, but it can be the result of exposure to certain toxic agents, such as drugs or chemicals. One viral form of the disease is spread by contaminated food and water, and other forms by contaminated injection needles and blood transfusions. Symptoms of hepatitis include fever and jaundice.