What does gallstone mean?

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ˈgɔlˌstoʊngall·stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallstone, bilestone(noun)

    a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts

Wiktionary

  1. gallstone(Noun)

    A small, hard object, in the shape of a pebble, that sometimes forms in the gallbladder or bile duct; composed of cholesterol, bile pigments and calcium salts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gallstone(noun)

    a concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1

Freebase

  1. Gallstone

    A gallstone is a crystalline concretion formed within the gallbladder by accretion of bile components. These calculi are formed in the gallbladder but may distally pass into other parts of the biliary tract such as the cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreatic duct, or the ampulla of Vater. Rarely, in cases of severe inflammation, gallstones may erode through the gallbladder into adherent bowel potentially causing an obstruction termed gallstone ileus. Presence of gallstones in the gallbladder may lead to acute cholecystitis, an inflammatory condition characterized by retention of bile in the gallbladder and often secondary infection by intestinal microorganisms, predominantly Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Bacteroides species. Presence of gallstones in other parts of the biliary tract can cause obstruction of the bile ducts, which can lead to serious conditions such as ascending cholangitis or pancreatitis. Either of these two conditions can be life-threatening and are therefore considered to be medical emergencies.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gallstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gallstone in a Sentence

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    If you have gallstones and you have symptoms from your gallstone, then we usually recommend surgery to remove the gallbladder.

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