Fetor Hepaticus
by Medical Terminology



Medical Dictionary (Letter F)

Fetor hepaticus – it is a distinctive musty, sweet breath odor. It characterizes hepatic encephalopathy, a life-threatening complication of severe liver disease.


Fasciculations – muscle twitches. It is a muscle contractions caused by the spontaneous discharge of a muscle fiber bundle supplied by a single motor nerve cell. The contractions cause visible dimpling or wavelike twitching of the skin, but not strong enough to cause the joint move. Fasciculations is brief and painless; and it is commonly undetected or ignored.


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