cholestasis


cholestasis
Any condition in which the release of bile from the liver is blocked. The blockage can occur in the liver (intrahepatic cholestasis) or in the bile ducts (extrahepatic cholestasis).

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  • Cholestasis — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing bile (yellow) stasis, i.e. cholestasis. H E stain. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • cholestasis — See cholestasia. intrahepatic c. of pregnancy intrahepatic c. with centrilobular bile staining without inflammatory cells or proliferation of mesenchymal cells; clinically characterized by pruritus and/or icter …   Medical dictionary

  • cholestasis — n. failure of normal amounts of bile to reach the intestine, resulting in obstructive jaundice. The cause may be a mechanical block in the bile ducts, such as a stone (extrahepatic biliary obstruction), or liver disease, such as that caused by… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cholestasis — noun a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed • Syn: ↑acholia • Hypernyms: ↑disorder, ↑upset * * * cholestatic /koh leuh stat ik, kol euh /, adj. /koh leuh stay sis, stas is,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cholestasis — noun (plural cholestases) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1935 a checking or failure of bile flow • cholestatic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cholestasis — cholestatic /koh leuh stat ik, kol euh /, adj. /koh leuh stay sis, stas is, kol euh /, n. Pathol. total or partial suppression of the flow of bile. [1930 35; CHOLE + STASIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cholestasis — noun The suppression of the flow of bile caused by an obstruction associated with the liver …   Wiktionary

  • cholestasis — cho·le·sta·sis …   English syllables

  • cholestasis — cho•le•sta•sis [[t]ˌkoʊ ləˈsteɪ sɪs, ˈstæs ɪs, ˌkɒl ə [/t]] n. pat impairment of the flow of bile • Etymology: 1930–35 cho le•stat′ic ˈstæt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Cholestasis with peripheral pulmonary stenosis — Also known as arteriohepatic dysplasia or Alagille syndrome, this ia a genetic disorder characterized by yellowing of the skin (jaundice) in the newborn period, liver disease with cholestasis, peripheral pulmonic stenosis and unusual face.… …   Medical dictionary


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