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acholia

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

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

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

Absence of or failure to secrete bile.
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a·cho·li·a

(ā-kō'lē-ă)
Suppressed or absent secretion of bile.
[G. a- priv. + cholē, bile]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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