Definition of hepatocyte in English:

hepatocyte

Line breaks: hep¦ato|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛpətəʊsʌɪt
 
, hɛˈpatə(ʊ)-/

noun

Physiology
  • A liver cell.
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    • As the inflammation destroys the bile ducts, it spreads and begins to damage cells of the liver called hepatocytes.
    • There is no evidence of toxicity related to the pure form of milk thistle, and there is weak evidence of a hepatocyte plasma cell membrane protective effect.
    • Largely composed of cells known as hepatocytes, which are involved in a multiplicity of synthetic, metabolic, and biotransformatory processes, the liver is unusual in that it is perfused with a dual blood supply.

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