Medical Dictionary: Cirrhosis

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Cirrhosis: Another name for Cirrhosis of the liver.
Cirrhosis (condition): Scarring of the liver from alcohol or other causes.
Cirrhosis (condition): Cirrhosis of the liver is permanent damage to the liver by scar tissue. Although alcoholic liver disease is one of the major causes of cirrhosis, it is not the only one, accounting for only about half of the cases. Cirrhosis can also be caused by numerous other diseases ranging from viral hepatitis to genetic diseases.

Cirrhosis: In cirrhosis of the liver, scar tissue replaces normal, healthy tissue, blocking the flow of blood through the organ and preventing it from working as it should. Cirrhosis is the eighth leading cause of death by disease, killing about 25,000 people each year. Also, the cost of cirrhosis in terms of human suffering, hospital costs, and lost productivity is high. 1

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Cirrhosis (symptom): Type of Liver symptoms.

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1. excerpt from Cirrhosis of the Liver: NIDDK

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