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 (hĕp′ə-tō-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē, hĭ-păt′ō-)
1. The quality or condition of being toxic or destructive to the liver.
2. The capacity of a substance to have damaging effects on the liver.

hep′a·to·tox′ic (-tŏk′sĭk) adj.


(Medicine) damaging to the liver
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Adj.1.hepatotoxic - toxic to the liver
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
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Isolation and detection of microcystins and nodularins, cyanobacterial peptide hepatotoxins.
The differential diagnosis for these patients includes TB DILI, ART DILI, TB IRIS, viral hepatitis, other hepatotoxins, sepsis and chronic liver conditions.
It is now known to be one of the most potent hepatotoxins.
Hepatotoxins: Patients receiving concomitant therapy with Rasuvo and other potential hepatotoxins should be closely monitored for possible increased risk of hepatotoxicity.
The alkaloids in ragwort are very potent hepatotoxins and cause a characteristic form of liver damage which is irreversible and untreatable.
Ingestion of hepatotoxins was not apparent, and the results of an autoantibody screen and serologic tests for common hepatitis viruses were negative.
A variety of experimental models and toxicity tests have been utilized to characterize hepatotoxic drugs, chemicals and hepatotoxins (Zimmerman, 1978).
Although inhibition of cellular proteasome function now is a consistent finding in models of chronic alcohol exposure and ALD, the exact mechanisms of how proteasome dysfunction may induce hepatotoxicity and interact with other hepatotoxins is not well defined.
In vitro hepatoprotective activity Hepatotoxins and test substances
no Indication Dose 1 Ayurvedic medicine, 2-3 teaspoon 2 to 3 protects liver against times daily various hepatotoxins, promote appetite and growth 2 Ayurvedic medicine, 2-4 teaspoon twice gastrointestinal and daily hepatic regulator 3 Ayurvedic medicine, for 1-2 teaspoon 2 to 3 hepatic dysfunction times daily 4 Ayurvedic medicine, highly As directed by potent hepatoprotective physician 5 Ayurvedic medicine, liver 1-2 teaspoon 2 to 3 stimulant and tonic times daily 6 Ayurvedic medicine, 1 teaspoon thrice standardized liver daily or as directed formulation for effective by physician hepatic regeneration (Source: Compiled from manufacturer's information) * Herbal ingredients and their extraction procedures are not revealed by the manufacturer.