Yellow atrophy(Med) a fatal affection of the liver, in which it undergoes fatty degeneration, and becomes rapidly smaller and of a deep yellow tinge. The marked symptoms are black vomit, delirium, convulsions, coma, and jaundice.
In acute yellow atrophy of the liver and in cases of severe jaundice fatty degenerations are constantly met with.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various