Laennec, Rene T.H.

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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.