fetor hepaticus


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fetor

 [fe´tor]
stench or offensive odor.
hepatic fetor (fetor hepa´ticus) the peculiar odor of the breath characteristic of hepatic disease.
fetor o´ris halitosis.

fe·tor he·pat·i·cus

a peculiar odor to the breath in people with severe liver disease; caused by volatile aromatic substances that accumulate in the blood and urine due to defective hepatic metabolism.
Synonym(s): liver breath

fetor hepaticus

Etymology: L, stench, hēpar, liver
foul-smelling breath associated with severe liver disease. Also called liver breath.

fe·tor he·pat·i·cus

(fē'tōr hē-pat'i-kŭs)
A peculiar odor to the breath in people with severe liver disease; caused by volatile aromatic substances that accumulate in the blood and urine due to defective hepatic metabolism.

fetor hepaticus

A musty, sweet odour in the breath occurring in liver failure.

fe·tor he·pat·i·cus

(fē'tōr hē-pat'i-kŭs)
Peculiar breath odor in people with severe liver disease.
Synonym(s): liver breath.