Definition of Hepatocyte

1. Noun. Any of the cells in the liver responsible for the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and lipid and for detoxification. ¹



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Definition of Hepatocyte

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hepatocyte

1. Epithelial cell of liver. Often considered the paradigm for an unspecialised animal cell. Blood is directly exposed to hepatocytes through fenestrated endothelium and hepatocytes have receptors for sub terminal N acetyl galactosamine residues on asialo glycoproteins of plasma. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hepatocyte

hepatocarcinogenesis
hepatocarcinoma
hepatocele
hepatocellular
hepatocellular adenoma
hepatocellular carcinoma
hepatocellular jaundice
hepatocholangioenterostomy
hepatocholangiojejunostomy
hepatocholangiostomy
hepatocholangitis
hepatocolic ligament
hepatocuprein
hepatocystic
hepatocystic duct
hepatocyte (current term)
hepatocyte growth factor
hepatocytes
hepatocytic
hepatoduodenal ligament
hepatoduodenostomy
hepatodysentery
hepatoenteric
hepatoenteric recess
hepatoerythropoietic porphyria
hepatoesophageal ligament
hepatoflavin
hepatofugal
hepatogastric
hepatogastric ligament

Literary usage of Hepatocyte

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Dieldrin and hepatocyte labeling index effects. The effect of dieldrin at three concentrations (0.1,1.0, and 10 mg/kg) on the hepatocyte labeling index in ..."

2. Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2007)
"hepatocyte hypertrophy was observed in 4 of 5 females in the 28881 group although ... hepatocyte hypertrophy was also observed in 1 of 5 males and 2 of 5 ..."

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