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bile duct

n.
Any of the excretory passages in the liver that carry bile to the hepatic duct, which joins with the cystic duct to form the common bile duct opening into the duodenum. Also called biliary duct.
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bile′ duct`


n.
a common duct that transports bile from the liver and gall bladder to the small intestine.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bile duct - a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
liver - 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; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
musculus sphincter ductus choledochi - the smooth muscle sphincter of the common bile duct
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Mirizzi's syndrome is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice produced by the impaction of a gallstone either in the cystic duct or in the GB, resulting in stenosis of the extra hepatic bile duct, and in severe cases, direct cholecysto-choledochal fistula formation.
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Dr.Faisal Ghani Siddiqui said that sometimes acute Cholecystitis is caused by one or more gallstones getting stuck in the main tube leading to the intestine, called the common bile duct. In rare cases of chronic Cholecystitis, he said that patients may also receive medicine that dissolves gallstones over a period of time.
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