amyloid liver


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amyloid liver

Etymology: Gk, amylon, starch, eidos, form; AS, lifer
a liver in which the cells have been infiltrated with amyloid (glycoprotein) deposits. Also called albuminous liver.

amyloid liver

An enlargement of the liver caused by the deposition of amyloid proteins. Synonym: lardaceous liver

Symptoms

The liver is enlarged, smooth, firm, and painless. Infiltration of other organs may cause kidney failure, intercerebral bleeding, heart failure, anemia, and other diseases and conditions.

Prognosis

The prognosis is unfavorable.

See also: liver
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