hepatology

noun

hep·​a·​tol·​o·​gy ˌhe-pə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce hepatology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and abnormalities of the liver
hepatologist noun
plural hepatologists

Examples of hepatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Writing in 2021 in the journal Hepatology, some experts said such a major change could create confusion at a time when hepatology was already struggling to inform patients and to create successful clinical trials. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 28 Dec. 2023 Oral bisphosphonates may cause swelling and pain in the lower esophagus, Vivek Kaul, MD, a professor of medicine in the gastroenterology and hepatology division at the University of Rochester Medical Center, told Health. Amanda Gardner, Health, 29 Oct. 2023 Meet the experts: Leila Kia, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in gastroenterology and hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, with a special focus on esophageal disorders and clinical gastroenterology. Ashley Martens, Women's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 The study findings may also encourage people with the risk factors to get screened for colorectal cancer, said lead study author Thomas Imperiale, MD, a professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine and research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute. Korin Miller, Health, 10 July 2023 Why being thin may not protect against fatty liver disease Weight loss can make a big difference, said Dr. Suzanne Sharpton, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 16 June 2023 The disease is thought to be an over-activation of the immune system, although experts still don’t know why this happens in certain people and not others, Robert Lerrigo, M.D., associate chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, tells SELF. Ann Pietrangelo, SELF, 10 Nov. 2021 The Cleveland Clinic chief of hepatology has been charged with some crimes. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 20 Dec. 2022 It’s treated with antiviral medications given for 8 to 12 weeks, which, depending on the medication, can cost up to $90,000, said Dr. Omar Massoud, chief of hepatology with Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hepatology was in 1846

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“Hepatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatology. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

hepatology

noun
hep·​a·​tol·​o·​gy ˌhep-ə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce hepatology (audio)
plural hepatologies
: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and abnormalities of the liver
hepatologist noun
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