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hepatic

 [hĕ-pat´ik]
pertaining to the liver.

he·pa·tic

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

hepatic

/he·pat·ic/ (hĕ-pat´ik) pertaining to the liver.

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.

hepatic

[hepat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, hēpar, liver
pertaining to the liver.

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.

he·pat·ic

(hĕ-pat'ik)
Relating to the liver.
[G. hēpatikos]

hepatic

Pertaining to the liver.

hepatic

of the liver.

Hepatic

Of the liver, from the Greek hepar.

hepatic (h·paˑ·tik),

adj 1. pertaining to the liver.
n 2. a substance that stimulates healthy liver and gall bladder function.

hepatic

emanating from or pertaining to liver.

hepatic abscess
common in cattle as a sequel to rumenitis; characterized by fever, leukocytosis and pain on percussion over the liver.
hepatic acinus
see liver acinus.
hepatic angle
the angle made by the caudolateral border of the caudate liver lobe on abdominal radiography.
hepatic arterioportal fistula
shunt between the hepatic artery and the portal vein.
hepatic atrophy and nodular regeneration
a disease of dogs, due to unknown cause but possibly a toxin, characterized by nodular regenerative hyperplasia and atrophy of severely fatty hepatocellular parenchyma and gradually developing, always fatal, liver insufficiency.
hepatic cell
hepatocyte.
hepatic cirrhosis
diffuse hepatic fibrosis associated with the formation of structurally abnormal, regenerative, parenchymal nodules. Initiated by hepatocyte necrosis.
hepatic coccidiosis
spoken of but recorded only once in a calf.
hepatic congestion
a common feature of congestive heart failure and other circulatory embarrassments of venous drainage of the liver; occurs also in anaphylaxis.
diffuse hepatic fibrosis
results from continued, chronic hepatic injury or the summation of repeated bouts of zonal necrosis; the resulting fibrosis links portal areas and hepatic venules and bisects liver lobules.
hepatic distomatosis
infection of the liver with flukes, e.g. Fasciola hepatica, Fascioloides magna, Metorchus conjunctus. See also fascioliasis.
hepatic diverticulum
an outgrowth of the embryonic duodenum; it divides into a pars hepatica and a pars cystica, forerunners of the liver and the gallbladder respectively.
hepatic duct
see hepatic duct.
hepatic fibrosis
a reaction to chronic injury to the liver; includes biliary fibrosis, postnecrotic scarring, diffuse hepatic fibrosis and periacinar fibrosis.
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Hepatic fibrosis with nodular hyperplasia. By permission from Nelson RW, Couto CG, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Mosby, 2003
hepatic injury
hepatic jaundice
jaundice caused by disease of hepatic parenchyma in contrast to hemolytic and obstructive jaundice.
hepatic lipidosis
see fatty liver.
hepatic microsomal enzymes
see microsomal enzymes.
hepatic necrosis
death of hepatic parenchyma which may be single cell (necrobiosis), or multicell in piecemeal, focal, periacinar, midzonal, periportal or paracentral locations. Massive necrosis refers to events in individual acini in which all hepatocytes are dead.
omphalogenic hepatic abscess
abscess resulting from infection of the umbilicus and direct vascular extension to the liver.
hepatic periacinar fibrosis
fibrosis limited to the zones around hepatic venules; a response to congestive heart failure or to intoxication.
hepatic photosensitization
see secondary photosensitization.
hepatic sinusoids
the intralobular vascular supply system; lined by endothelial cells and stellate macrophages.
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