acholia


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acholia

 [a-ko´le-ah]
absence or failure of secretion of bile. adj., adj acho´lic.

a·cho·li·a

(ă-kō'lē-ă),
Suppressed or absent secretion of bile.
[G. a- priv. + cholē, bile]

acholia

/acho·lia/ (a-ko´le-ah) lack or absence of bile secretion.acho´lic

acholia

(ā-kō′lē-ə)
n.
A decrease in or an absence of bile secretion.

acholia

[akō′lē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + chole, without bile
1 the absence of or a decrease in bile secretions.
2 any condition that suppresses the flow of bile into the small intestine. acholic, adj.

Acholia

Absence of or failure to secrete bile.

a·cho·li·a

(ā-kō'lē-ă)
Suppressed or absent secretion of bile.
[G. a- priv. + cholē, bile]

acholia

Absence of bile secretion into the small intestine. In acholia, the stools are clay-coloured. Because bile is also needed to emulsify dietary fat before it can be absorbed, the stools are also fatty and may be difficult to flush away.

acholia

lack or absence of bile secretion.

acholic feces
gray, putty-colored feces resulting from an absence of oxidized bile pigments in the intestinal tract; usually indicative of complete bile duct obstruction, but pale color can also be caused by dietary factors or reduced bacterial activity in the intestine, e.g. decreased transit time, or by antibacterial therapy.
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