Yellow atrophy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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Usage

In literature:

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
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