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Hepatic means "pertaining to the liver". For example, hepatitis is inflammation of the liver.
Liver disorders are sometimes marked by jaundice, a yellowish coloration to the whites of the eyes and skin.
Certain chemicals are hepatotoxins (toxic to the liver), usually as a result of chronic exposure. One example is carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Other chemicals can cause liver cancer; see Further Reading below for multiple examples.
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See also: chronic effect, jaundice, sclera.
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