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  1. common bile duct, bile ductnoun

    a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum

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  1. Common bile duct

    The common bile duct, sometimes abbreviated as CBD, is a duct in the gastrointestinal tract of organisms that have a gallbladder. It is formed by the confluence of the common hepatic duct and cystic duct and terminates by uniting with pancreatic duct, forming the ampulla of Vater. The flow of bile from the ampulla of Vater into the duodenum is under the control of the sphincter of Oddi.When the sphincter of Oddi is closed, newly synthesized bile from the liver is forced into storage in the gallbladder. When open, the stored and concentrated bile (now mixed with pancreatic secretions) exits into the duodenum and takes part in digestion. This conduction of bile is the main function of the common bile duct. The hormone cholecystokinin, when stimulated by a fatty meal, promotes bile secretion by increased production of hepatic bile, contraction of the gallbladder, and relaxation of the sphincter of Oddi.

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  1. common bile duct

    The common bile duct is a tube-like structure that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small intestine to aid in digestion, particularly of fats. It is formed by the union of the cystic duct from the gallbladder and the hepatic duct from the liver. Its primary function is to transport bile and other materials to help breakdown food for nutrient absorption.

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  1. Common bile duct

    The common bile duct is a tube-like anatomic structure in the human gastrointestinal tract. It is formed by the union of the common hepatic duct and the cystic duct. It is later joined by the pancreatic duct to form the ampulla of Vater. There, the two ducts are surrounded by the muscular sphincter of Oddi. When the sphincter of Oddi is closed, newly synthesized bile from the liver is forced into storage in the gall bladder. When open, the stored and concentrated bile exits into the duodenum. This conduction of bile is the main function of the common bile duct. The hormone cholecystokinin, when stimulated by a fatty meal, promotes bile secretion by increased production of hepatic bile, contraction of the gall bladder, and relaxation of the Sphincter of Oddi. Several problems can arise within the common bile duct. If clogged by a gallstone, a condition called choledocholithiasis can result. In this clogged state, the duct is especially vulnerable to an infection called ascending cholangitis. Very rare deformities of the common bile duct are cystic dilations, choledochoceles

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Common Bile Duct

    The largest bile duct. It is formed by the junction of the CYSTIC DUCT and the COMMON HEPATIC DUCT.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of common bile duct in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of common bile duct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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