bile

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condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed acholia , cholestasis
any of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile bile acid
salt of bile acid and a base; functions as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids bile salt
jaundice's yellow bile substance bilirubin
orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice bilirubin , haematoidin , hematoidin
roentgenographic examination of the bile ducts after a contrast medium has been injected cholangiography
inflammation of the bile ducts cholangitis
fatty substance in bile and distributed in animal fats and tissues cholestorol
insoluble crystalline acid present in bile cholic acid
flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans Fasciola hepatica , liver fluke
sac in which bile is stored gallbladder
muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion gallbladder
duct that drains bile from the liver hepatic duct
abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood hyperbilirubinemia
yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia icterus , jaundice
bile disease jaundice
abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage kernicterus
large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; sy liver
smooth muscle sphincter of the common bile duct musculus sphincter ductus choledochi
chromogen formed in the intestine from the breakdown of bilirubin; yields urobilins on oxidation; some is excreted in the feces and some is resorbed and excreted in bile or urine stercobilinogen , urobilinogen
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