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1. Any of various chronic diseases of the liver characterized by the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue and the loss of functional liver cells, resulting from a variety of causes that include chronic alcoholism and certain diseases and infections, especially hepatitis C.
2. Chronic interstitial inflammation of any tissue or organ. No longer in clinical use.
[New Latin : Greek kirros, tawny (from the color of the diseased liver) + -osis.]
cir·rhot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) any of various progressive diseases of the liver, characterized by death of liver cells, irreversible fibrosis, etc: caused by inadequate diet, excessive alcohol, chronic infection, etc. Also called: cirrhosis of the liver
[C19: New Latin, from Greek kirrhos orange-coloured + -osis; referring to the appearance of the diseased liver]
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a chronic disease of the liver in which fibrous tissue invades and replaces normal tissue, disrupting important functions, as digestion and detoxification.
[1830–40; < Greek kirrh(ós) tawny orange + -osis]
cir•rhot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.
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A liver disease in which normal liver cells are gradually replaced by scar tissue, causing the organ to shrink, harden, and lose its function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by chronic alcohol abuse.
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a degenerative disease of the liver, marked by an excessive formation of tissue and contraction of the organ, usually brought on by chronic alcohol abuse. — cirrhotic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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Chronic inflammation of the liver (caused by severe alcoholism or hepatitis) leads to the death of liver cells. Fibrous scar tissue can build up and interfere with the liver’s functioning.
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|Noun||1.||cirrhosis - a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism|
liver disease - a disease affecting the liver
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cirrhosis[sɪˈrəʊsɪs] N → cirrosis f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cirrhosis[sɪˈrəʊsɪs] n → cirrhose f cirrhosis of the livercirrhosis of the liver n → cirrhose f du foie
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Zirrhose f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cirrhosis[sɪˈrəʊsɪs] n (also cirrhosis of the liver) → cirrosi f inv (epatica)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. cirrosis, enfermedad asociada con infl. intersticial, fallo en la función de hepatocitos y trastornos en la circulación de la sangre en el hígado;
alcoholic ___ → ___ alcohólica;
biliary ___ → ___ biliar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
cirrhosisn cirrosis f; primary biliary — cirrosis biliar primaria
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.