from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. inflammation of the liver, sometimes caused by a viral infection
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inflammation of the liver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, inflammation of the liver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
Hepar is Greek for “liver,” and the word hepatitis literally means “inflammation of the liver,” just as tonsillitis means “inflammation of the tonsils” and arthritis means “inflammation of the joints.”
As I noted in chapter 3, the word hepatitis means “inflammation of the liver.”
By the early 1970s, working with a team of collaborators, his lab had purified particles of a new virus, which he called hepatitis B virus, or HBV.
If a child was born immediately prior to the change in hepatitis B recommendations, he or she may not have been immunized as an infant, but could be eligible for the vaccine and the protection it affords.
Viral hepatitis is a classification of infections that directly attack the liver and can cause inflammation.
We did our first video "Lasting Impressions," about the role prison tattoos play in hepatitis C.
I am a naturopathic physician who specializes in hepatitis and other liver diseases.
My husband and I have opted for the hepatitis A shot series (2 shots at least six months apart) since this form of hepatitis is moderately prevalent both in the US and Mexico according to the CDC.
Autoimmune hepatitis accounts for an estimated 5 percent of cases of chronic or long-term hepatitis.
The tests for HBV and HCV are now used widely and post transfusion hepatitis is well controlled in most countries with good medical and public health facilities.