Animal models of hepatic encephalopathy.

  title={Animal models of hepatic encephalopathy.},
  author={Archana Bhatnagar and Subhabrato Majumdar},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  volume={22 Suppl 2},
Hepatic encephalopathy is a neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with acute liver failure, chronic parenchymal liver disease, or portosystemic anastomosis. Many approaches have been used to develop suitable models of hepatic encephalopathy, each with specific advantages and disadvantages. The most commonly used models have been the surgical hepatectomy and liver devascularization procedures, and hepatotoxins such as galactosamine and acetaminophen. Drug-toxicity models may be clinically more… CONTINUE READING
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