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Descriptor English: Bile
Descriptor Spanish: Bilis
Descriptor Portuguese: Bile
Descriptor French: Bile
Entry term(s): Biliary Sludge
Sludge, Biliary
Tree number(s): A12.200.087
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001646
Scope note: An emulsifying agent produced in the LIVER and secreted into the DUODENUM. Its composition includes BILE ACIDS AND SALTS; CHOLESTEROL; and ELECTROLYTES. It aids DIGESTION of fats in the duodenum.
Annotation: stasis = CHOLESTASIS; drugs stimulating or increasing flow of bile = CHOLAGOGUES AND CHOLERETICS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
DeCS ID: 1671
Unique ID: D001646
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Bile - Preferred
Concept UI M0002472
Scope note An emulsifying agent produced in the LIVER and secreted into the DUODENUM. Its composition includes BILE ACIDS AND SALTS; CHOLESTEROL; and ELECTROLYTES. It aids DIGESTION of fats in the duodenum.
Preferred term Bile
Biliary Sludge - Narrower
Concept UI M0002473
Preferred term Biliary Sludge
Entry term(s) Sludge, Biliary



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