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hepatotoxicity

Pronunciation: hep'a-to-tok-sis'i-te

Definition: The capacity of a drug, chemical, or other exposure to produce injury to the liver. Agents with recognized hepatotoxicity include carbon tetrachloride, alcohol, dantrolene sodium, valproic acid, and isonicotinic acid hydrazide.

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