Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Laennec - eponyms

Laennec, a French physician and the inventor of the stethoscope.

Laennec's cirrhosis :Other name for Alcoholic Cirrhosis .Most common form of liver cirrhosis.refers to the appearance of regenerated liver, comprising small lobules separated by a fine, fibrous tissue.

Laennec's catarrh: a form of bronchial asthma characterized by the discharge of small, round, beadlike bodies of  mucus called Laennec's pearls.

Laennec's thrombus : it is an antenatal thrombus in the heart
Laennec's pearls : refers to beadlike mucus bodies produced by asthmatics.

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