gallbladder

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Synonyms for gallbladder

a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion

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In addition, this study enabled the establishing of a population-based US gallbladder wall thickness so that a gallbladder wall >3 mm thick will suggest an abnormality in most patients, whereas a thickness <3 mm will suggest normalcy but cannot be used to rule out gallbladder diseases.
Sildenafil use for long periods of time may possibly have some risk for gallbladder diseases, including increased risk for cholecystitis due to delayed emptying of the gallbladder, although this has not been confirmed.
Gallbladder diseases were evenly divided between cholecystitis (hazard ratios of 1.
The "Krishnamurthy Hepatobiliary Software" (KHBS) system is used for the prompt diagnosis of acute and chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) and gallbladder diseases.
The finding itself is non-specific and can be found in a wide range of gallbladder diseases and extracholecystic pathological conditions.
In the United States alone, approximately 25 million people -- one in every ten -- have been afflicted with chronic liver, bile duct or gallbladder diseases.
The American Liver Foundation is a national voluntary organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and other liver and gallbladder diseases through research and education.
The American Liver Foundation is the only voluntary, non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and other liver and gallbladder diseases through research and education.
This is a major problem and economic burden to America, since over 25 million Americans are afflicted with liver and gallbladder diseases.