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hepatic

 [hĕ-pat´ik]
pertaining to the liver.
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he·pa·tic

(he-pat'ik),
Relating to the liver.
[G. hēpatikos]
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hepatic

(hĭ-păt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
2. Acting on or occurring in the liver.
n.
A drug that acts on the liver.
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hepatic

Alternative medicine
noun A medicinal preparation, usually of herbal origin, used to “tone” and strengthen the liver, increase the flow of bile, and aid in hepatic detoxification (as defined by alternative health practitioners, rather than mainstream physicians).

Mainstream medicine
adjective Pertaining or referring to the liver.
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he·pat·ic

(hĕ-pat'ik)
Relating to the liver.
[G. hēpatikos]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hepatic

Pertaining to the liver.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hepatic

of the liver.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Hepatic

Of the liver, from the Greek hepar.
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