acute massive liver necrosis

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acute massive liver necrosis

a lesion with extensive and rapid death of parenchymal cells of the liver, sometimes with fatty degeneration of the size of the organ; the necrosis may result from fulminant viral infection or chemical poisoning; associated with jaundice.

a·cute mas·sive liv·er ne·cro·sis

(ă-kyūt' mas'iv liv'ĕr nĕ-krō'sis)
A lesion in which there is extensive and rapid death of parenchymal cells of the liver, sometimes with fatty degeneration; the necrosis may result from fulminant viral infection or chemical poisoning; associated with jaundice