"Hepatic Encephalopathy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)
- Hepatic Encephalopathy
- Encephalopathies, Hepatic
- Hepatic Encephalopathies
- Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy
- Portal Systemic Encephalopathy
- Encephalopathy, Portosystemic
- Encephalopathy, Hepatic
- Encephalopathy, Hepatocerebral
- Encephalopathies, Hepatocerebral
- Hepatocerebral Encephalopathies
- Encephalopathy, Portal-Systemic
- Encephalopathies, Portal-Systemic
- Encephalopathy, Portal Systemic
- Portal-Systemic Encephalopathies
- Hepatocerebral Encephalopathy
- Portosystemic Encephalopathy
- Encephalopathies, Portosystemic
- Portosystemic Encephalopathies
- Hepatic Coma
- Coma, Hepatic
- Comas, Hepatic
- Hepatic Comas
- Hepatic Stupor
- Hepatic Stupors
- Stupor, Hepatic
- Stupors, Hepatic
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