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Liver Failure MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Liver Failure
Tree Number(s)
C06.552.308.500
Unique ID
D017093
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017093
Annotation
if coma is present, index under HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY; LIVER FAILURE, ACUTE is also available
Scope Note
Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Hepatic Failure
NLM Classification #
WI 712
Previous Indexing
Hepatic Encephalopathy (1967-1992)
Liver Diseases (1966-1992)
Public MeSH Note
1993; for FULMINATING HEPATIC FAILURE; HEPATIC FAILURE, FULMINANT; and LIVER FAILURE, FULMINANT see HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY 1993-1999
History Note
1993; for FULMINATING HEPATIC FAILURE; HEPATIC FAILURE, FULMINANT; and LIVER FAILURE, FULMINANT use HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY 1993-1999
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2009/07/14
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