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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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There have been conflicting reports, however, of whether Lake Bogoria Spirulina produces microcystins, a group of hepatotoxins that is highly hazardous to human health [13].
A large number of hepatotoxins derived from plants have been reported, including steroid saponins, terpenes and tannins which can also cause death through acute liver failure.
Several genera of cyanobacteria, such as Microcystis, Anabaena, and Oscillatoria produce a family of microcystins of at least 50 tumor-promoting hepatotoxins [6, 10, 21].
Some 1,4-DHPs not only protect mitochondria against swelling caused by AsA-dependent LP, salts of fatty acids in vitro [112], but also have beneficial effects on repairing their integrity in vivo, after exposure to irradiation, hepatotoxins, ischemia, hypoxia, or hypothermia.
Avoidance of alcohol use and hepatotoxins exposure is advised.
Herbal hepatotoxicity by kava: update on pipermethystine, flavokavain B, and mould hepatotoxins as primarily assumed culprits.
Isolation and detection of microcystins and nodularins, cyanobacterial peptide hepatotoxins.
The hepatotoxins formed during TAA metabolism attack membranes protein and lipids causes alteration in cell permeability (Minnady et al.
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.
It is concluded that our observations confirmed the previous findings on hepatotoxicity induced by flu-oride; our results also have shown that vitamin E is effective in preventing changes in histological struc-ture and biochemical indices of liver in mice, since vit-amin E is protective against hepatotoxins, cheap and easily available, it can be used in endemically affected areas.
Simple and efficient method for isolation and measurement of cyanobacterial hepatotoxins by plant tests (Sinapis alba L.