Bile ducts
Health dictionary
Untitled Document
Search :      

Art dictionary
Financial dictionary
Hollywood dictionary
Insurance dictionary
Literature dictionary
Real Estate dictionary
Tourism dictionary

 
  Bile ducts



Bile ducts

    Tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder for storage and to the small intestine for use in digestion.

RELATED TERMS
--------------------------------------

Bile
Fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps break down fats and gets rid of wastes in the body.

Liver
The largest organ in the body. The liver carries out many important functions, such as making bile, changing food into energy, and cleaning alcohol and poisons from the blood.

Gallbladder
The storage sac for bile, located below the liver.

Intestine
The tube involved in digestion and extending from the stomach to the anus. Consists of the small intestine and the large intestine.



SIMILAR TERMS
--------------------------------------

Bile
Fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps break down fats and gets rid of wastes in the body.

Bile acid
An acid made by the liver that works with bile to break down fats. On a more technical level, bile acids are steroid carboxylic acids derived from cholesterol. The primary bile acids are cholic and chenodeoxycholic acids. They are conjugated with glycine or taurine before they are secreted into the bile.

Bile acid resin
Bile acid resins are substances that bind in the intestines with bile acids that contain cholesterol and are then eliminated in the stool. The major effect of bile acid resins is to lower LDL-cholesterol by about 10 to 20 percent. Small doses of resins can produce useful reductions in LDL-cholesterol. Bile acid resins are sometimes prescribed with a statin for patients with heart disease to increase cholesterol reduction. When these two drugs are combined, their effects are added together to lower LDL-cholesterol by over 40 percent.

Bile acids
Acids made by the liver that work with bile to break down fats.

Bile duct cancer
An uncommon type of cancer that arises from the bile duct, the tube that connects the liver and the gallbladder to the small intestine.

Bile sludge
An uncommon type of cancer that arises from the bile duct, the tube that connects the liver and the gallbladder to the small intestine.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
--------------------------------------

Bereavement
To be in a sad or lonely state due to a loss or death.

Bernstein test
A test to find out if heartburn is caused by acid in the esophagus. The test involves dripping a mild acid, similar to stomach acid, through a tube placed in the esophagus.

Beta blocker
An antihypertensive medication that limits the activity of epinephrine (a hormone that increases blood pressure).

Bile
Fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps break down fats and gets rid of wastes in the body.

Bile acids
Acids made by the liver that work with bile to break down fats.

Bile ducts

Biliary atresia
A condition present from birth in which the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not have normal openings. Bile becomes trapped in the liver, causing jaundice and cirrhosis. Without surgery the condition may cause death.

Biliary stricture
A narrowing of the biliary tract from scar tissue. The scar tissue may result from injury, disease, pancreatitis, infection, or gallstones. See also stricture.

Biliary system
The gallbladder and the bile ducts. Also called biliary system or biliary tree.

Biliary tract
The gallbladder and the bile ducts. Also called biliary system or biliary tree.

Bismuth subsalicylate
A nonprescription medicine such as Pepto-Bismol used to treat diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, and nausea. It is also part of the treatment for ulcers caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.

   We thank you for using the Health Dictionary to search for Bile ducts. If you have a better definition for Bile ducts than the one presented here, please let us know by making use of the suggest a term option. This definition of Bile ducts may be disputed by other professionals. Our attempt is to provide easy definitions on Bile ducts and any other medical topic for the public at large.
 
This dictionary contains 59020 terms.      









  
                    © Health Dictionary 2005 - All rights reserved -

   bileducts / ile ducts / ble ducts / bie ducts / bil ducts / bileducts / bile ucts / bile dcts / bile duts / bile ducs / bile duct / bbile ducts / biile ducts / bille ducts / bilee ducts / bile ducts / bile dducts / bile duucts / bile duccts / bile ductts / bile ductss / vile ducts / file ducts / gile ducts / hile ducts / nile ducts / ile ducts / ble ducts / bioe ducts / bipe ducts / bi;e ducts / bi.e ducts / bi,e ducts / bike ducts / biie ducts / bil3 ducts / bil4 ducts / bilr ducts / bilf ducts / bild ducts / bils ducts / bilw ducts / bile eucts / bile ructs / bile fucts / bile vucts / bile cucts / bile xucts / bile sucts / bile wucts / bile d7cts / bile d8cts / bile dicts / bile dkcts / bile djcts / bile dhcts / bile dycts / bile d6cts / bile duxts / bile dusts / bile dudts / bile dufts / bile duvts / bile du ts / bile duc5s / bile duc6s / bile ducys / bile duchs / bile ducgs / bile ducfs / bile ducrs / bile duc4s / bile ductw / bile ducte / bile ductd / bile ductx / bile ductz / bile ducta / bile ductq /