Definitions for cholestasisˌkoʊ ləˈsteɪ sɪs, -ˈstæs ɪs, ˌkɒl ə-

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  1. acholia, cholestasis(noun)

    a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed

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  1. cholestasis(Noun)

    The suppression of the flow of bile caused by an obstruction associated with the liver

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  1. Cholestasis

    In medicine, cholestasis is a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum. The two basic distinctions are an obstructive type of cholestasis where there is a mechanical blockage in the duct system such as can occur from a gallstone or malignancy, and metabolic types of cholestasis which are disturbances in bile formation that can occur because of genetic defects or acquired as a side effect of many medications.

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  1. Cholestasis

    Impairment of bile flow due to obstruction in small bile ducts (INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS) or obstruction in large bile ducts (EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS).


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