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bile duct

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1. Synonym(s): common bile duct
2. any of the ducts conveying bile between the liver and the intestine, including hepatic, cystic, and common bile ducts. Synonym(s): ductus biliaris [TA] ☆ , biliary ducts
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bile duct

n.
Any of the excretory passages in the liver that carry bile to the hepatic duct, which joins with the cystic duct to form the common bile duct opening into the duodenum. Also called biliary duct.
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bile duct

A generic term for any of the ducts which begin with the bile canaliculi in the liver, converging in turn with the canals of Hering, the interlobular bile ducts, intrahepatic bile ducts, and the left and right hepatic ducts to become the common hepatic duct, which exits the liver and joins the cystic duct forming the common bile duct. The common hepatic duct and the cystic duct are regarded as the “bile ducts”, which then enter the pancreas, merge with pancreatic duct, dilate to form the ampulla of Vater, pass through the sphincter of Oddi and enter the duodenum.
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bile duct

(bīl dŭkt)
Any of the ducts conveying bile between the liver and the intestine, including hepatic, cystic, and common bile duct.
Synonym(s): biliary duct.
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bile duct

Any of the intercellular passages that convey bile from the liver to the hepatic duct, which joins the duct from the gallbladder (cystic duct) to form the common bile duct (ductus choledochus), and which enters the duodenum about 3 in (7.6 cm) below the pylorus.
Synonym: biliary duct See: illustration
See also: duct
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bile duct

The narrow tube which carries BILE from the liver to the bowel. The bile collecting tubules in the liver join up to form a main tube called the hepatic duct. Just under the liver, this gives off a branch, the cystic duct, to the gall bladder. The duct continues down, as the ‘common bile duct’ to run into the DUODENUM.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

bile duct

the duct through which bile passes from the liver or gall bladder to the duodenum.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The highest histopathological changes (hepatocyte degeneration, bile duct proliferation, microabscess foci, and capsule inflammation were evaluated in the liver samples, while ileal hemorrhage, ileal inflammation, reduction in villous depth, and villous atrophy were evaluated in the ileum samples)were evident in group 2, which also showed the highest bacterial translocation, suggesting that pathology was caused by endotoxemia.
It is evident from histopathology that fibrates increased bile duct proliferation as a compensatory mechanism to main duct obstruction while this proliferation was not present in groups receiving the blocker indicating that bile duct proliferation was mainly due to PPAR[alpha] agonism.
Light microscopic changes consisted of nuclear displacement from the normal central cytoplasmic location in parenchymal cells, mononuclear cell infiltrations (mainly portally and as lipid granulomas), mild bile duct proliferation accompanied by fibrosis, and fat accumulation in hepatocytes and pluripotent Ito cells.
As shown in Figure 1, we observed the infiltration of inflammatory cells around bile ducts and bile duct proliferation in portal areas in both nontransplanted and transplanted groups 1 week after BDL.