Dr. Sheila Sherlock (1918-2001), was a pioneer in the science of liver disease, is considered the “mother of hepatology.” Her book, “Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System” which she first published in 1955, was the first standard textbook on clinical liver disease. In 1959 she became the first woman to become a professor of medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, where she set up and directed a world famous clinical, research and training center on liver disease.
Cancer originating in the liver, in liver cells. More often called hepatocarcinoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. From hepat-, the liver + -oma, tumor = a liver tumor.
An abnormally enlarged liver. Hepatomegaly can be caused by heart failure, blockage of blood vessels from the liver, or be a sign of chronic liver disease.
Tylenol) can be hepatotoxic.
Abnormal enlargement of the liver and spleen. Hepatosplenomegaly is typically associated with chronic liver diseases.
- Heptad repeat
A type of tandem repeat sequence in which a group of seven aminoacids occurs many times in a protein sequence. Heptad repeats are characteristic of certain proteins such as the intermediate filament proteins.