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bile

Wednesday 9 February 2005

Adj. biliary

Definition: Bile is an aqueous solution of bilirubin, biliary acids, cholesterol, and phospholipids that facilitates the absorption of dietary lipids from the intestine and furnishes a vehicle for the fecal extraction of organic refuse.

Pathology

- bilirubin metabolism anomalies
- biliary acids metabolism anomalies
- Cholestasis

See also

- bile ducts

References

- Arrese M, Trauner M. Molecular aspects of bile formation and cholestasis. Trends Mol Med. 2003 Dec;9(12):558-64. PMID: 14659471