Acholia

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Acholia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K82.8
ICD-9 575.8

The acholia is the lack or absence of bile secretion.[1] Acholia is an uncommon trouble of the biliary function in the liver; bile flow dissipates.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek: a + chole (without bile).

Etiology[edit]

A condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed. The acolia is a sign of many diseases, such as hepatitis. Acholia results of a fading of feces.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. Saunders; 2007.
  2. ^ a b La médecine de A à Z. Hachette; 1973.