from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cholangioitis.

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  • noun medicine An inflammation of the bile duct

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  • noun inflammation of the bile ducts


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  • In the first year or two, the major complications are difficulty overcoming the nutritional problems related to the biliary atresia and cholangitis, which is an infection in the bile ducts.

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  • The term "cholangitis" in primary sclerosing cholangitis refers to inflammation of the bile ducts, while the term "sclerosing" describes the hardening and scarring of the bile ducts that result from chronic inflammation.

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  • "cholangitis" refers to inflammation of the bile ducts, while "sclerosing" describes the hardening and scarring of the bile ducts that result from chronic inflammation.

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  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis: a disease in which the bile ducts narrow because of inflammation and scarring.

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  • It allows administration of larger volumes of blood or fluid and can be used to withdraw blood samples. cholangitis - inflammation of the bile ducts. chole - refers to bile. cholangiogram - a picture of the biliary tree. cirrhosis - the most advanced stage of liver scarring.

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  • I'd been snowboarding on the World Cup circuit for a while and was feeling perfectly healthy when the doctors told me I had primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC.

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  • He had proved that he could not only survive the rare liver disease that nearly killed him — called primary sclerosing cholangitis — but could thrive and win in sport's greatest venue. - Snowboarder Klug won't ski for U.S. in Torino

  • A rare liver disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis was slowly killing him.

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  • I was diagnosed nine years ago with PSC, primary sclerosing cholangitis.

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  • Payton died at age 45 Monday, succumbing to bile duct cancer that was discovered during his treatment earlier this year for primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare liver disease that robbed him of his once-indomitable strength and ravaged his once-perfect body.

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