toxic hepatitis


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toxic hepatitis

hepatitis produced by a hepatotoxin, such as Amanita phalloides toxin; carbon tetrachloride; or any of various drugs.

toxic hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver caused by the ingestion or absorption of toxins or drugs into the body. Included in the great number of agents known to be able to cause this type of hepatitis are common drugs and chemicals (such as halothane, isoniazid, anabolic steroids, carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethylene) used in either the treatment of disease or in the workplace.
See also: hepatitis
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