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Medical Term:

portal-systemic encephalopathy

Definition

an encephalopathy associated with cirrhosis of the liver, attributed to the passage of toxic nitrogenous substances from the portal to the systemic circulation; cerebral manifestations may include coma.

Synonym(s): hepatic encephalopathy

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