cardiac cirrhosis


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Related to cardiac cirrhosis: Nutmeg liver, hepatic congestion

cardiac cirrhosis

[′kärd·ē‚ak sə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Progressive fibrosis of the liver due to prolonged venous blood retention as a result of prolonged and severe heart failure.
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