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Descriptor in English: Bile
Descriptor in Spanish: Bilis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Bile
Descriptor in French: Bile
Entry term(s): Biliary Sludge
Sludge, Biliary
Tree number(s): A12.200.087
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 UI: 1671
Descriptor UI: D001646
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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