Hepatitis meaning

hĕp'ə-tī'tĭs
Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.
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Any of various types of such inflammation, especially viral hepatitis.
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Inflammation of the liver, often accompanied by fever and jaundice.
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Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.
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Any of various types of such inflammation, especially viral hepatitis.
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Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by any of various infectious agents or toxins, including alcohol and numerous chemical compounds. Symptoms usually include jaundice, fatigue, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain. There are five types of viral hepatitis: A, B,C, D, and E. Hepatitis A, an acute infection caused by a virus of the genus Hepatovirus is transmitted by contaminated food and water. Hepatitis B, caused by a virus of the genus Orthohepadnavirus and Hepatitis C, caused by a virus of the genus Hepacivirus, are more serious infections that are transmitted through infected bodily fluids such as blood and semen.
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Inflammation of the liver, sometimes caused by a viral infection.
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Origin of hepatitis

  • From Latin hēpatītis, from hēpar (“liver”), from Ancient Greek ἧπαρ (hēpar, “liver”).
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