Acholia

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Acholia
Classification and external resources
Specialty gastroenterology

The acholia is the lack or absence of bile secretion.[1] It can also be referred to as hypocholia.[2] Acholia is an uncommon trouble of the biliary function in the liver; bile flow dissipates.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek: a + chole (without bile).

Cause[edit]

A condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed. The acholia is a sign of many diseases, such as hepatitis. Acholia results of a fading of feces.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. Saunders; 2007.
  2. ^ Dieulafoy, Georges (1912). A Text-book of Medicine. D. Appleton. p. 953. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b La médecine de A à Z. Hachette; 1973.

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