Definition of hepatotoxic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɛpətəʊˈtɒksɪk/
Pronunciation: /hɛˌpatəʊˈtɒksɪk/


Damaging or destructive to liver cells.
Example sentences
  • Thus, clinicians may consider regimens with fewer potentially hepatotoxic agents in patients with advanced or unstable liver disease, and expert consultation is advisable in treating such patients.
  • Many herbal remedies are potentially hepatotoxic, and only milk thistle can be used safely in patients who have chronic liver disease.
  • Patients two to 21 years of age with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are receiving hepatotoxic chemotherapy are being recruited for a second phase randomized pilot trial of silymarin.



Example sentences
  • Its side effects include hepatotoxicity, gastrointestinal symptoms, and dermatological reaction.
  • The adverse effects of immediate-acting niacin preparations, including flushing, itching, gastrointestinal upset and hepatotoxicity, have limited their use.
  • Other side effects include gastrointestinal upset, rash, hepatotoxicity, hypersensitivity and a flu-like syndrome.


Pronunciation: /ˌhɛpətəʊˈtɒksɪn/
Pronunciation: /hɛˌpatəʊˈtɒksɪn/
Example sentences
  • They should also avoid or minimize alcohol use, because iron and alcohol are synergistic hepatotoxins.
  • Testing for hepatitis viruses A, B, and C should be performed and the patient questioned carefully regarding exposure to other possible hepatotoxins, especially alcohol.
  • Vitamin A is a known hepatotoxin that is available over the counter.

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