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Bile

Definition noun A greenish-yellow bodily fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, and discharge into the... Read More

Bile pigments

Bile pigments Colouring matters of the bile. They are bilirubin, biliverdin (biliverdine), bilifuscin, biliprasin,... Read More

Gallstone

Definition noun, plural: gallstones A calculus or stone composed of cholesterol and bile salts, forming within the... Read More

Amphipathic

Amphipathic is a word used to describe a chemical compound containing both polar (water-soluble) and nonpolar (not... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Liver

Definition noun The glandular organ that stores and metabolizes nutrients, detoxifies, and produces bile Supplement In human... Read More

Assimilation

Assimilation Definition Assimilation in biology is referred to as the process in which the living organisms integrate the... Read More

T tube

Definition noun Kehr's T tube : a tube consisting of a stem and a cross head (thus shaped like a T). The cross head is... Read More

Gallbladder

Definition noun A small, pear-shaped, muscular, hollow organ responsible for storing bile, and for creating insulin in the... Read More

Cholesterol

Definition noun A sterol or a modified steroid that is synthesized by animal cells to become an essential component of... Read More

Gall

Gall 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by... Read More

Courvoisiers law

Courvoisiers law This states that: in the presence of (obstructive)jaundice, if the gall Bladder is palpable, then the... Read More

Clonorchis sinensis

Definition noun A liver fluke species belonging to the family Opisthorchiidae of the Class Trematoda, and endemic in Japan,... Read More

Canaliculus

Definition noun, plural: canaliculi (anatomy) Any of many small canals or ducts in the body, such as in the bone, or in some... Read More

Choleperitonitis

Choleperitonitis --> bile peritonitis (Science: surgery) inflammation of the peritoneum which is cause by the escape of... Read More

Fluidism

Definition noun An ancient doctrine or theory stating that the body is composed of four basic humors (from the Latin umore =... Read More

Humorism

Definition noun The state or practice of the humoral doctrine, which holds that the human body is composed of four basic... Read More

Histopathological diagnosis of intra- and extrahepatic neonatal cholestasis

Histopathological diagnosis of intra- and extrahepatic neonatal cholestasis J.L. Santos┬╣, H. Almeida┬▓, C.T.S. Cerski3 and... Read More

Jaundice

Jaundice (Science: clinical sign) Yellowing of the skin (and whites of eyes) by bilirubin, a bile pigment. Frequently... Read More

Humoral theory

Definition noun An ancient Greek theory stating that the body is composed of four basic humors such as black bile, yellow... Read More

Humor

Definition noun, plural: humors (physiology) A fluid or a semifluid of an animal body, particularly those located within the... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Chyle

Definition noun, plural: chyles A body fluid in the small intestine, containing mainly of emulsified fats and aids in the... Read More

Humors

Humor 1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye,... Read More

Meltzer-lyon test

Meltzer-Lyon test A test used in diagnosis of gallbladder conditions: 25 ml of a 25% solution of magnesium sulfate are... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Fasciola hepatica

Definition noun A liver fluke belonging to the family Fasciolidae of the class Trematoda, and is endemic in the U.S.,... Read More

Generalized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis affecting the entire abdomen, and in which the abdominal tenderness is diffuse and the... Read More

Body fluid

Definition noun, plural: body fluids Any fluid found in a living organism Supplement A body fluid refers to any fluid... Read More

Amphiphile

Definition noun, plural: amphiphiles A chemical compound containing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic... Read More

Hepatocyte

Definition noun, plural: hepatocytes Any of the large, polygonal-shaped cells in the liver. Supplement Hepatocytes are the... Read More

G cell

Definition noun, plural: G cells The cell that secretes gastrin, and chiefly located in the stomach and... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

The interstitium – a new biological organ?

Scientists found, apparently by accident, a new biological organ and they want it called "interstitium". The discovery was... Read More

“Mutualism factor” could explain why body does not attack normal flora

When sadness reeks in and you feel as if you are all by yourself, think again. That is because you are never alone. As a... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Fluid

Fluid Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which... Read More

Liver cell

Definition noun, plural: liver cells Hepatocyte, or epithelial cell, in the liver, which has metabolic, endocrine, and... Read More