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hepatorenal syndrome

hepatorenal syndrome in Medicine

hepatorenal syndrome n.
A condition in which acute renal failure occurs with disease of the liver or biliary tract, the cause of which is believed to be either a decrease in renal blood flow or damage to both the liver and the kidneys as from carbon tetrachloride poisoning or leptospirosis. Also called hepatonephric syndrome.

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