liver breath


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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

liver breath

liver breath

The mousy odor of the breath characteristic of those with severe liver disease.
See: hepatic coma
See also: breath

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.
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