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CHOLELITHIASIS
BILIARY DUCTS
BILIARY SYSTEM
STONES FORM
BILE DUCT SYSTEM
PASSAGE
BLOCKED
BILE CANALICULI
HEPATOCYTES
FAT DIGESTION
WASTE PRODUCTS
CYSTIC
OBSTRUCTION
PANCREATIC
SPHINCTER
URSODEOXYCHOLIC
CHOLESTASIS
BILE SECRETED
SECRETED
DIGESTIVE PROCESS
STORE BILE
DIGESTIVE FLUID
GALLSTONES FORM
BILE DUCT OBSTRUCTION
PANCREAS
HEPATIC DUCTS
HEPATIC DUCT
GALLBLADDER STORES BILE
DIGEST FAT
BILE PIGMENT
BILE PIGMENTS
PANCREATIC DUCTS
PANCREATIC DUCT
DIGEST FATS
GALLBLADDER CONTRACTS
DUCT
JAUNDICE
BLOCKAGES
BLOCKAGE
DUCTS
GALL BLADDER
FATS
BILE ACIDS
DIGESTION
DUODENUM
CYSTIC DUCTS
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Definitions

  1. Bile is a fluid excreted from the liver and stored in the gallbladder and released into the intestine to aid the digestion and absorption of fats. (Web site)
  2. Bile is a bitter dark fluid, composed of bile acids, bile pigments, bilirubin, cholesterol and other fats, water and electrolytes. (Web site)
  3. Bile is a digestive fluid that helps to break down fatty food, and it is carried from the gallbladder to the intestine through a tube called the bile duct.
  4. Bile is a liquid that helps to break down fats found in foods and helps the body get rid of waste material filtered out of the bloodstream by the liver.
  5. Bile is a fluid secreted by the liver that passes, via the bile duct, into the intestine where it is essential for the digestion of fats.

Cholelithiasis

  1. Abnormal composition of bile leads to formation of gallstones, a process termed cholelithiasis.
  2. When the flow of bile is slowed or blocked, gallbladder disorders such as cholelithiasis (gallstones) can develop.

Biliary Ducts

  1. Bile is produced in liver cells (1 quart daily) and is excreted through the biliary ducts to the small intestine, where it assists in the digestion of fats.
  2. After fatty food is eaten, the gallbladder contracts and sends its stored bile into the small intestine by way of the biliary ducts.
  3. The ones that drain the liver and gallbladder are called bile or biliary ducts. (Web site)

Biliary System

  1. The liver secretes bile into the small intestine via the biliary system, employing the gallbladder as a reservoir. (Web site)
  2. It is not known why the biliary system fails to develop normally. In babies with biliary atresia, bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder is blocked.
  3. Post-hepatic jaundice, also called obstructive jaundice, is caused by an interruption to the drainage of bile in the biliary system. (Web site)

Stones Form

  1. Some stones form when there is too much cholesterol or bilirubin in the bile.
  2. Unlike stones that form in your gallbladder but escape into your bile ducts, these stones form in the ducts themselves. (Web site)
  3. The stones form in the gall bladder and can either remain inside or migrate into the bile duct system.

Bile Duct System

  1. The bile duct system is the drainage system that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the area of the small intestine called the duodenum. (Web site)
  2. The liver normally produces about 1 litre of bile each day, which is secreted (passed) into the bile duct system and stored in the gallbladder. (Web site)
  3. It turns out that the bile duct system is very compliant or "stretchy," and the bile can be stored within the biliary tree itself. (Web site)

Passage

  1. The stones block the passage of bile into the cystic duct en route to the small intestine.
  2. However, when stones block the passage of bile in the duct, these defenses become compromised.
  3. Stones that migrate to the lower portion of your bile duct can block the passage of these pancreatic enzymes.

Blocked

  1. Blocked bile ducts: When the ducts that carry bile out of the liver are blocked, bile backs up and damages liver tissue.
  2. When the passage of bile out of the ducts is blocked, the few bacteria that are there rapidly reproduce. (Web site)
  3. A disease called primary biliary cirrhosis develops when the ducts that carry bile out of the liver become inflamed and blocked.

Bile Canaliculi

  1. Bile canaliculi: Minute anastomosing channels formed by adjacent hepatic cells into which bile is secreted and carried to the duodenum. (Web site)
  2. It begins in bile canaliculi that form between two adjacent surfaces of liver cells (hepatocytes) similar to the terminal branches of a tree. (Web site)
  3. From these substances, they produce bile, which they secrete into the bile canaliculi, which empty into bile ducts.

Hepatocytes

  1. They are secreted in bile by hepatocytes along the bile canaliculi, which then join the bile duct, and hence into the gallbladder.
  2. Bilirubin is taken up by hepatocytes from the blood, modified in the hepatocytes to a water soluble form and secreted into the bile.
  3. The cells of the bile duct coexist next to the bile ducts that drain the bile produced by the hepatocytes of the liver.

Fat Digestion

  1. Bile breaks up, or emulsifies, large globs of fat into smaller globs in the small intestine, a first step in fat digestion. (Web site)
  2. Bile is crucial to fat digestion, and after removal of a gallbladder, normal digestion can be adversely affected.
  3. Fat digestion, however, becomes more difficult after surgery, since the gallbladder is no longer there to store and release bile as needed. (Web site)

Waste Products

  1. Bile removes waste products from the liver and carries bile salts, necessary for the breakdown and absorption of fat, to the intestine. (Web site)
  2. Bile, which is a combination of digestive enzymes and waste products, plays an important role in the digestion of fats in the intestinal tract.
  3. Many waste products, including bilirubin, are eliminated from the body by secretion into bile and elimination in feces. (Web site)

Cystic

  1. Gallstones also may move about within bile, for example, from the gallbladder into the cystic or common duct.
  2. This duct joins the "cystic" duct (which carries bile from the gallbladder) and forms a small chamber which opens into the duodenum.
  3. The gallbladder then releases the bile, which passes through cystic and bile ducts into the small intestine. (Web site)

Obstruction

  1. This disease results in inflammation and obstruction of the ducts which carry bile from the liver into the intestine. (Web site)
  2. Because of its location, this cancer can cause obstruction of the common bile duct and prevent bile from flowing into the intestine and out of the body.
  3. The gallstones can cause severe recurrent pain or jaundice due to obstruction of bile flow which may require an emergency procedure.

Pancreatic

  1. Sometimes pancreatic cancer causes these ducts to narrow and block or slow the flow of bile, causing jaundice. (Web site)
  2. The most common causes are gallstones in the common bile duct, and pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas. (Web site)
  3. The sphincter of Oddi, which surrounds both pancreatic and common bile ducts, includes a sphincter for each duct.

Sphincter

  1. The ampulla of vater is the sphincter of tissue that controls the flow of bile from the common bile duct into the small intestine. (Web site)
  2. The release of bile is controlled by a muscle called the sphincter of Oddi found at the junction of the bile ducts and the small intestine.
  3. The bile and pancreatic secretions then pass into the first portion of the small intestine ("duodenum") through the sphincter of Odi", a small drainage hole.

Ursodeoxycholic

  1. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). Also known as ursodiol (Actigall), UDCA is a bile acid that helps move bile through your liver. (Web site)
  2. Bile acid glycine and taurine conjugates in serum of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis: effect of ursodeoxycholic acid treatment. (Web site)
  3. Many drugs have been used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, with ursodeoxycholic acid (a bile acid) the most frequently used.

Cholestasis

  1. Beneficial effect of ursodeoxycholic acid on alterations induced by cholestasis of pregnancy in bile acid transport across the human placenta.
  2. Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. (Web site)
  3. When these ducts are damaged, bile builds up in the liver (cholestasis) and over time damages the tissue. (Web site)

Bile Secreted

  1. During fasting, about 75% of the bile secreted passes from the common hepatic duct into the gallbladder via the cystic duct.
  2. Gallbladder: A pear-shaped organ just below the liver that stores the bile secreted by the liver.
  3. Bile secreted into the intestines helps the body digest fats. (Web site)

Secreted

  1. Concentrated bile is far more effective than bile secreted direct from the liver.
  2. Bile canaliculus (plural: bile canaliculi; also called bile capillaries) is a thin tube that collects bile secreted by hepatocytes. (Web site)
  3. A Bile canaliculus is a "thin tube that collects bile secreted by hepatocytes", hepatocytes being liver cells.

Digestive Process

  1. Your gallbladder stores and your bile duct transports bile, a fluid produced by your liver that's essential to the digestive process.
  2. Herbal medicines prepared from wormwood extracts stimulate the secretion of stomach acid as well as bile and thereby help in the digestive process.
  3. A small and non-essential organ, the gallbladder stores and releases bile as part of the digestive process. (Web site)

Store Bile

  1. The sole function of the gallbladder is to store bile, which is produced in the liver and aids in the digestion of fats in the small intestine. (Web site)
  2. The gallbladder has one purpose only: to store bile, which helps digest fats in the small intestine.
  3. When digestion of the meal is over, the gallbladder relaxes and once again begins to store bile. (Web site)

Digestive Fluid

  1. Because bile no longer accumulates in the gallbladder, quantities of the digestive fluid cannot be stored up and used to break down an especially fatty meal.
  2. The gallbladder is a small sac underneath your liver that stores and secretes bile, a digestive fluid that breaks down fats.
  3. Bile is a digestive fluid that helps the body absorb fat. (Web site)

Gallstones Form

  1. When gallstones form within your gallbladder, they can prevent bile from exiting into the cystic duct. (Web site)
  2. Gallstones form in the gallbladder when bile builds up from cholesterol and fats and then solidifies.
  3. The gallstones form in the gallbladder, which is an organ that stores all of the bile that is excreted from the liver.

Bile Duct Obstruction

  1. Bile duct obstruction was caused by a tumor at the duodenal papilla and bile flow was restored by a plastic stent.
  2. Bilirubin causes the yellow color of the skin and eyes (jaundice) which occurs in hepatitis, bile duct obstruction, and other liver disorders.
  3. Next to gallstones, cancer is the most common cause of bile duct obstruction. (Web site)

Pancreas

  1. The duct that drains bile from the gallbladder and digestive enzymes from the pancreas also has a sphincter, the sphincter of Oddi.
  2. Here, bile from the gallbladder and enzymes from the pancreas and intestinal walls combine with the chyme to begin the final part of digestion.
  3. Causes the stomach to make pepsin, the liver to make bile, and the pancreas to make a digestive juice. (Web site)

Hepatic Ducts

  1. The hepatic ducts carry bile from the liver, joining with the cystic duct to form the common bile duct, which itself conveys bile into the duodenum. (Web site)
  2. The biliary tree is formed by the right and left hepatic ducts, common hepatic duct, cystic duct, common bile duct, the ampula of Vater. (Web site)
  3. The common bile duct, which collects bile from the cystic and hepatic ducts and carries it to the small intestine.

Hepatic Duct

  1. The hepatic duct and cystic duct join to form the common bile duct which carries bile to the small intestine. (Web site)
  2. Hepatic duct (Anat.), any biliary duct; esp., the duct, or one of the ducts, which carries the bile from the liver to the cystic and common bile ducts.
  3. Bile passes from the liver through the hepatic duct, which is a small tube from the liver to the gallbladder.

Gallbladder Stores Bile

  1. Your gallbladder stores bile until you eat, then releases bile into your small intestine to help digest food. (Web site)
  2. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver and delivers it to the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), where it aids in the digestion of fat. (Web site)
  3. The gallbladder stores bile and without bile, it is very difficult for your body to properly emulsify fats to absorb them. (Web site)

Digest Fat

  1. The common bile duct, which carries bile (a fluid that helps digest fat), connects to the small intestine near the stomach. (Web site)
  2. When the ducts are damaged, bile (a substance that helps digest fat) builds up in the liver and damages liver tissue.
  3. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs to digest fat. (Web site)

Bile Pigment

  1. Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes due to abnormally high levels of bilirubin (bile pigment) in the bloodstream. (Web site)
  2. The gallbladder acts like a storage tank for bile (a bitter, greenish yellow liquid composed in part of cholesterol, bile salts, and bile pigment). (Web site)
  3. People with hemolytic anemia (marked by rapid destruction of red blood cells) may develop gallstones composed of bilirubin, a bile pigment.

Bile Pigments

  1. Bile, a greenish-yellow fluid consisting of bile acids (or salts) and waste products, such as bile pigments, flows through small bile ducts inside the liver.
  2. Cholesterol and bile pigments from the breakdown of hemoglobin are excreted from the body in the bile. (Web site)
  3. Gallstones are solid accumulations of the components of bile, particularly cholesterol, bile pigments, and calcium. (Web site)

Pancreatic Ducts

  1. Sphincter of Oddi A muscle at that juncture of the bile and pancreatic ducts and the small intestine. (Web site)
  2. A thin tube called a catheter is then passed through the endoscope into the papilla, and contrast material is injected into the bile or pancreatic ducts. (Web site)
  3. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) A test using an x-ray to study the bile and pancreatic ducts. (Web site)

Pancreatic Duct

  1. Obstruction of the pancreatic duct prevents entrance of bile, and the infection simmers chronically due to stricture and ductal obstruction.
  2. The sphincter of Oddi is the muscular valve surrounding the exit of the bile duct and pancreatic duct into the duodenum, at the papilla of Vater. (Web site)
  3. Your pancreas releases digestive enzymes that flow through the pancreatic duct before converging with bile fluid on its way to your small intestine.

Digest Fats

  1. These ducts carry bile (which helps to digest fats) from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine.
  2. After eating, the gallbladder releases bile into the small intestine where it helps to digest fats.
  3. The function of the gallbladder is to store and dispense bile, a fluid that is produced by the liver and helps digest fats in the foods you eat.

Gallbladder Contracts

  1. At that time, the gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube called a duct that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion. (Web site)
  2. When a fatty meal enters the small intestine, the gallbladder contracts and sends a jet of bile into the intestine. (Web site)
  3. When you eat, your gallbladder contracts and secretes bile into the small intestine to help you digest your food.

Duct

  1. Bile is collected in the gallbladder between meals and empties into the bile duct through the cystic duct during a meal. (Web site)
  2. Sediment from the liver settles in the bile and accumulates in the gallbladder, where bile is stored, blocking the bile duct that leads to the duodenum. (Web site)
  3. Sometimes bile duct cancer causes these ducts to narrow and block or slow the flow of bile, causing jaundice.

Jaundice

  1. Jaundice is a yellowing of the eyes and skin caused by impairment in bile flow from the liver to the intestine.
  2. Disruption of the excretion of this component of bile leads to a yellow discoloration of the eyes and skin (jaundice).
  3. Bile also builds up in the bloodstream, resulting in high levels of bilirubin, which causes a yellowish cast in the skin called jaundice.

Blockages

  1. Dye is injected into the bile ducts in the liver so that blockages can be seen on x-rays. (Web site)
  2. Fluoroscopy is used to look for blockages, or leakage of bile into the peritoneum (the abdominal cavity).
  3. It can also be used to diagnose blockages of the bile duct that leads from the gallbladder to the small intestine. (Web site)

Blockage

  1. Blockage of the bile duct causes build up of the bile in the blood since the bile can no longer go into the intestine.
  2. If new stones form, the stent acts as another track for the bile to flow, bypassing the blockage caused by the stones.
  3. Bile duct obstruction is a blockage in the tubes that carry a liquid called bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine. (Web site)

Ducts

  1. The canaliculi are drained peripherally by bile ducts which in turn drain into hepatic ducts that carry bile away from the liver.
  2. Because dandelion stimulates production of bile, it should not be used by patients with gallstones or an obstruction of the bile ducts. (Web site)
  3. Cholestasis has several causes, including obstruction of the bile ducts and impairment of bile flow within the liver. (Web site)

Gall Bladder

  1. They are secreted in bile by hepatocytes along the bile canaliculi, which then join the bile duct, and thence into the gall bladder. (Web site)
  2. The gall bladder is a small sac that holds bile, a digestive juice produced by the liver that is used in the breakdown of dietary fats. (Web site)
  3. Pancreatic juice, made by the pancreas, and bile, made by the liver and stored in the gall bladder, are add to food here to continue digestion.

Fats

  1. The gallbladder stores the bile to be squirted down the ducts into the small intestine to help to breakdown the fats when you eat a meal that contains fats. (Web site)
  2. The liver also produces proteins that regulate blood clotting and bile that helps your body absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins. (Web site)
  3. Bile is essential for the proper digestion of fats and is one of the main ways your body eliminates drugs, cholesterol and waste products of metabolism.

Bile Acids

  1. Bile is made of water, bile acids, bilirubin, cholesterol, lecithin, and electrolytes. (Web site)
  2. Abnormal concentration of bile acids, cholesterol and phospholipids in the bile can cause the formation of gallstones. (Web site)
  3. Bile is formed in the liver from bile acids (lipid-dissolving agents), cholesterol, minerals and phospholipids such as phosphatidylcholine or lecithin. (Web site)

Digestion

  1. When food enters the duodenum, the common duct's sphincter opens, the gallbladder contracts, and bile enters the duodenum to aid in the digestion of fats. (Web site)
  2. Bile is placed in the gallbladder and while eating is discharged into the duodenum where the bile aids the process of digestion of fats. (Web site)
  3. When chyme reaches the small intestine, the pancreas and liver contribute to the digestion by providing products such as bicarbonate, enzymes, and bile. (Web site)

Duodenum

  1. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and is released when fat enters the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) in order to aid digestion. (Web site)
  2. Common bile duct: The duct that carries bile from the gallbladder and liver into the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine).
  3. Bile can either drain directly into the duodenum via the common bile duct or be temporarily stored in the gallbladder via the cystic duct.

Cystic Ducts

  1. This conjugated bilirubin is excreted from the liver into the biliary and cystic ducts as part of bile. (Web site)
  2. When you eat, your gallbladder releases a highly concentrated form of bile into the common bile duct, a continuation of the hepatic and cystic ducts.
  3. Gallstones usually form in the gallbladder; however, they also may form anywhere there is bile; in the intrahepatic, hepatic, common bile, and cystic ducts.

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