Laennec cirrhosis


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Laën·nec cir·rho·sis

(lah-ĕ-nek'),
cirrhosis in which normal liver lobules are replaced by small regeneration nodules, sometimes containing fat, separated by a fairly regular framework of fine fibrous tissue strands (hob-nail liver); usually due to chronic alcoholism. Can cause severe impairment of liver function, portal hypertension with ascites and esophageal varices, and life-threatening complications.
Synonym(s): portal cirrhosis

Laën·nec cir·rho·sis

(lah-ĕ-nek' sir-ō'sis)
Hepatic disorder in which normal liver lobules are replaced by small regeneration nodules, sometimes containing fat, separated by a fairly regular framework of fine fibrous tissue strands (hobnail liver); usually due to chronic alcoholism. Can cause severe impairment of liver function, portal hypertension with ascites and esophageal varices, and life-threatening complications.

Laënnec,

René T.H., French physician, 1781-1826.
Laënnec catarrh - asthmatic bronchitis with pearllike expectoration.
Laënnec cirrhosis - cirrhosis in which normal liver lobules are replaced by small regeneration nodules.Synonym(s): Laënnec disease; portal cirrhosis
Laënnec disease - Synonym(s): Laënnec cirrhosis
Laënnec pearls - obsolete term for small, round, translucent, tenacious bodies in the sputum of some persons with asthma.

Laën·nec cir·rho·sis

(lah-ĕ-nek' sir-ō'sis)
Hepatic disorder in which normal liver lobules are replaced by small regeneration nodules, sometimes containing fat, separated by a fairly regular framework of fine fibrous tissue strands (hob-nail liver); usually due to chronic alcoholism.