common bile duct

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common bile duct

n.
The duct formed by the union of the cystic duct and the hepatic duct that carries bile from the liver and the gallbladder to the duodenum.
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Noun1.common 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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In the abdominal computed tomography (CT), choledoch was observed to be tortuous and dilated, and the largest area was measured as 28 mm.
KEYWORDS: Biliary tract, Choledoch, Choledochoscopy.
And in 4 cases paravesical infiltrations occurred in patients with choledocholithiasis; state of these patients was estimated as the migration of the only concrement from the gall-bladder into the choledoch.