Liver cirrhosis is the result of end-stage liver fibrosis which results from a thickening of connective tissue in the liver as well as liver scarring, according to Oxford Dictionaries (Fibrosis). In comparison, an article in Nursing Times describes liver cirrhosis as the result of scar tissue development inside the liver (Nursing Times). Medical studies show that the liver has the ability to regenerate itself through a cellular process that stimulates regrowth and restoration (Michalopoulos). In the case of cirrhosis, the liver is unable to regenerate itself due to extensive and prolonged disease. This leaves room for fibrosis development (Nursing Times).