Cirrhosis: Definition, Causes & Treatments


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1. Which of the following BEST describes fibrosis?

2. Which of the following is a clinical sign or symptom of cirrhosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is cirrhosis, what causes it, and what are its symptoms? These are among the topics you'll need to know to successfully answer the questions presented in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of cirrhosis
  • What the term fibrosis refers to
  • Clinical symptoms of cirrhosis
  • The physical characteristics of a cirrhotic liver
  • How alcoholism can play a role in liver damage

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fibrosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of cirrhosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cirrhotic changes in the liver and symptoms of this condition

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disease, review the accompanying lesson called Cirrhosis: Definition, Causes & Treatments. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • List the causes of cirrhosis
  • Describe what occurs in the liver when one has cirrhosis
  • Note the physical changes to a cirrhotic liver
  • Detail the complications stemming from cirrhosis
  • Indicate what treatments are available for cirrhosis