Laënnec's cirrhosis

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1196
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A definition for the medical condition Laennec's cirrhosis is presented. The disease was named after French physician Rene T.H. Laennec, who is also the inventor of the stethoscope. The disease is characterized by the cirrhosis of the liver associated with chronic excessive alcohol ingestion. The definition is taken from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.


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