Definition of Hepatitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin.

Definition of Hepatitis

1. n. Inflammation of the liver.

Definition of Hepatitis

1. Noun. inflammation of the liver, sometimes caused by a viral infection ¹

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Definition of Hepatitis

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Medical Definition of Hepatitis

1. Inflammation of the liver. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hepatitis

hepatitis (current term)
hepatitis A virus
hepatitis B antibodies
hepatitis B antigen
hepatitis B core antigen
hepatitis B e antigen
hepatitis B surface antigen
hepatitis B vaccine
hepatitis C virus
hepatitis D virus

Literary usage of Hepatitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"hepatitis A in the Child Care Setting hepatitis A is an infection of the liver ... Outbreaks of hepatitis A among children attending child care centers and ..."

2. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"hepatitis A continues to be an important disease, with 75800 cases ... Candidate hepatitis A vaccines are undergoing clinical trials and may become ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"In a previous paper he had noted the diagnostic inportance of leukocytosis in acute hepatitis and the good results following the administration of large ..."

4. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"hepatitis parenchyma- tosa acuta. Under the term acute parenchymatous hepatitis, are included ... Acute hepatitis is rarely observed as a primary condition. ..."

5. Blood Supply: Transfusion-Associated Risks by Marcia G. Crosse (1999)
"Both HBV and HCV tests help detect non-ABC hepatitis in blood donors. Using the same methods and assumptions as for HCV, MJ Alter (1995) estimates the risk ..."

6. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers should receive hepatitis В immune globulin (0.5 mL) ... Recommendations for protection against viral hepatitis. ..."

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