Just to clarify, my understanding of the generic term of component failure, is that it fails, it stops working, it is broke, it no longer functions.
Now, if your liver stops working, you die. You can't live/function without a working liver.
Now, I've been in hospital for liver failure, three years ago. I am obviously still alive and kicking, and also leading a fairly normal life, albeit on medication. So, should there be a better description and what does it technically mean?
Thanks in advance
PS I am UK based and would like a UK definition