Definition of Hepatic coma

1. Noun. Coma that can occur in severe cases of liver disease.

Generic synonyms: Coma, Comatoseness

Medical Definition of Hepatic coma

1. A condition of severe end-stage liver dysfunction that is accompanied by unresponsiveness (coma). A feature of hepatic encephalopathy. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hepatic Coma

hepatic adenoma
hepatic air
hepatic amoebiasis
hepatic arteries
hepatic artery
hepatic branches of vagus nerve
hepatic capsulitis
hepatic colic
hepatic coma (current term)
hepatic cords
hepatic duct
hepatic encephalopathy
hepatic failure
hepatic fistula
hepatic flexure
hepatic function impairment
hepatic infantilism
hepatic insufficiency
hepatic intermittent fever
hepatic laminae
hepatic lobe
hepatic lobule

Literary usage of Hepatic coma

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

1. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"... 070.0 Viral hepatitis A with hepatic coma 070.1 Viral hepatitis A without mention of hepatic coma 070.2 Viral hepatitis B with hepatic coma 070.3 Viral ..."

2. Birmingham Medical Review (1897)
"Transitory hepatic coma. This may occur in the course of hepatic cirrhosis, and the author quotes cases in evidence. In one of theseā€”a woman aged 39, ..."

3. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"... but he soon sinks into a state which proceeds to coma, and then to death. To this state the term " hepatic coma" has been applied. ..."

4. Diseases of the Liver, Pancreas and Suprarenal Capsules by Reginald Heber Fitz, Leopold Oser, Frederick A. Packard (1903)
"... collected a number of these cases, is of the opinion that in hepatic coma mydriasis is more frequently seen, while in uremia myosis is usually present. ..."

5. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Death in hepatic coma is not infrequent, and a pronounced hemorrhagic tendency figures largely in the mortality. Cases in which numerous attempts have been ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"Since it is necessary to admit an entirely unknown cause for fatal hepatic coma, something similar may perhaps hold for diabetic and other forms of coma. ..."

7. The Hahnemannian Monthly (1896)
"... a preliminary hepatic delirium ; Roger, a hepatic coma. Joffroy, in his case, noticed a parallelism between the nervous symptoms which resembled general ..."

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