bile duct

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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.

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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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
References in classic literature ?
I knew a witty physician who found the creed in the biliary duct, and used to affirm that if there was disease in the liver, the man became a Calvinist, and if that organ was sound, he became a Unitarian.
Duodenoscopes are used in over 500,000 procedures each year as a less invasive way than traditional surgery to drain fluids from pancreatic and biliary ducts blocked by cancerous tumors, gallstones or other gastrointestinal conditions.
Duodenoscopes are used in more than 500,000 procedures each year as a less invasive way than traditional surgery to drain fluids from pancreatic and biliary ducts blocked by cancerous tumors, gallstones or other gastrointestinal conditions, added the company.
A biliary stent was inserted, and a specimen for cytological test was collected by brushing the biliary ducts.
Liver parenchymal echogenicity and biliary ducts on the right lobe were apparently normal.
Biliary changes include dilatation of the common bile duct in the setting of obstruction with dilatation of intrahepatic biliary ducts which can involve the central or segmental bile ducts only or diffusely involve the whole biliary tree (Figure 1).
An ERCP allows direct visualization of the pancreatic and biliary ducts with a flexible endoscope after injection of contrast material and using xrays (Smeltzer et al.
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a relatively new noninvasive diagnostic technique for direct visualization of the biliary ducts through images similar to those produced in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.
Malignant neoplasm of extrahepatic biliary ducts Ann Surg 1992; 76: 205-21.
1) More over' ERCP could show distortion of pancreatic or biliary ducts by MCNs' which is in favor of malignant nature of MCNs.
The gastrointestinal tract is often involved secondary to occlusion of the pancreatic and biliary ducts with thickened secretions leading to chronic malabsorption and failure to thrive.
Children deaths caused by the HCMV reported to have embryonic stigma in five cases: thymic underdevelopment (2), partial biliary ducts atresia (1), atresia of the rectum (1), and choroid retinitis (1) (Figure 4).