hepato-


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hepato-

(word root) liver
Examples of words with the root hepato-: hepatotoxin
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hepato-

or hepat-
pref.
Liver: hepatitis.

[Greek hēpato-, from hēpar, hēpat-, liver; see yē̆kw in Indo-European roots.]
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hepato-

or before a vowel

hepat-

combining form
denoting the liver: hepatitis.
[from Greek hēpat-,hēpar]
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hepato-

a combining form meaning “liver”: hepatomegaly.
Also, esp. before a vowel, hepat-.
[comb. form representing Greek hēpat-, s. of hêpar liver]
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Figure 2: Showing gastro-splenic trunk & hepato- mesenteric trunk arising from ventral aspect of abdominal aorta.
Sources at Global Health City Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment, confirmed that the minister was admitted for liver transplant and would be put under the care of internationally reputed expert Dr Mohammed Rela of Kings Hospital, London and head of the Global Centre for Hepato- Pancreato- Biliary and Liver Transplantation.
Bioprotection insures the hepato- and immune-protection through plant and algae extracts, the latter especially important in the case of an endotoxin challenge."
Its scientific name is hepatolenticular degeneration, indicating its harmful effects on the liver (hepato-) and on the lenticular nuclei of the brain.
Experimental stud- ies showed that isoniazid and hydrazine stimulate CY- P2E1 activity.1235Experimental studies on animals suggest that iso-niazid administration in toxic doses distress hepato- cellular membrane integrity producing an increase in alanine transaminase (ALT) aspartate transaminase (AST) alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and total bilirubin in serum values.