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1. Acholia (acholic)
Absence of or failure to secrete bile .

2. Acholuria
Medical term describing the absence of bile pigment in the urine; usually in the context of describing a type of jaundice characterized by this.

3. Anisogamy
A condition where the gamete s of a species have different sizes. In general, the smaller, more mobile gamete is "male" and the larger one which is packed with food and other things to give the potential zygote a good start (and is less mobile as a result) is the "female." The principle behind anisogamy is a division of the labor necessary for two gametes to unite and successfully develop.

4. Bile
A dark fluid containing bile salt s which is secreted by the liver into the bile ducts and the gallbladder .

5. Bile duct (biliary tree)
The tubes which carry bile from the liver to the small intestine (duodenum).

6. Bile salts
Amphipathic compounds that aid digestion and lipid absorption; they are derived from steroid s and have some detergent properties.

7. Biliary endoprosthesis
A tube inserted into a narrowed or blocked bile duct to improve bile flow.

8. Biliary system
The bile-producing system consisting of the liver, gallbladder, and associated ducts.

9. Bilirubin
A red-orange pigment found in bile which is formed when old red blood cell s are broken down in the liver. It can also form from other types of heme catabolism . It has the chemical formula C33H36N4O6. It is transformed from the green bile pigment biliverdin , which is directly formed from heme catabolism. Excessive bilirubin in the blood results in jaundice .

10. Bilirubin
Bilirubin is the by-product of breaking down hemoglobin that is measured in a blood sample. The unconjugated form of bilirubin is also called indirect bilirubin. After the liver adds a glucuronide to the unconjugated bilirubin, it is called conjugated bilirubin, also called direct bilirubin. Conjugated bilirubin is excreted into the hepatic ducts, the common bile duct and then the bowel. Serum levels of bilirubin increase when there is excessive breaking down of red blood cells, or when there is liver dysfunction. Jaundice is clinically recognizable when total bilirubin exceeds 50 umol/liter. Normal ranges: Total bilirubin 5.1-17.0 umol/L (adult) and 17-20 umol/L (newborn), Indirect bilirubin 3.4-12.0 umol/L, Direct bilirubin 1.7 - 5.0 umol/L


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