Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bile-bladder, gall-cyst, or cholecyst, the cistern or reservoir in which the bile is received from the liver and retained until discharged through the gall-duct. It is a very common structure of the higher vertebrates, being in man a membranous sac of considerable size and pyriform shape lying on the under surface of the right lobe of the liver.
“These not only include diabetes, dyslipidemia or gout, but also hypertension (a problem of sodium metabolism), fatty liver and gall-bladder disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, and some forms of cancer.”
“He's home ... sabotaged his impending gall-bladder ultrasound by eating a doughnut.”
“Ashcroft, who was recovering from gall-bladder surgery at the time, refused during a dramatic standoff among top Bush administration officials in his hospital room.”
“In one family alone the father was almost killed during routine gall-bladder surgery when they nicked an artery.”
“Fast forward about 3 months and she went to the hospital with back pains so severe she too thought it was gall-bladder or kidney-stone related.”
“Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday handed over power temporarily to his prime minister, as he underwent a successful gall-bladder surgery in Germany, Egyptian state media reported.”
“Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday handed over power temporarily to his prime minister, as he undergoes gall-bladder surgery in Germany, Egyptian state media reported.”
“The president had gall-bladder surgery in Germany this year, and rumors that his health is failing have dogged him since.”
“The trial's first day ended abruptly when Mr. Khadr's military defense lawyer, Lt.Col. Jon Jackson, collapsed in the courtroom late in the afternoon due to complications from earlier gall-bladder surgery.”
“The president, 81 years old, returned to full duty last week after a gall-bladder operation in Germany.”
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