Definition of Common bile duct

1. Noun. A duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum.

Exact synonyms: Bile Duct
Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Liver
Terms within: Musculus Sphincter Ductus Choledochi



Medical Definition of Common bile duct

1. A duct that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Common bile duct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"A small calculus I have shown in a previous report1 may lodge at the orifice of the diverticulum of Vater and occluding it may convert the common bile duct ..."

2. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"This dilatation did not take place if all the muscle fibers surrounding the common bile duct in its passage through the duodenal wall were destroyed. ..."

3. Diseases of the gall-bladder and bile ducts, including gall-stones by Arthur William Mayo Robson (1900)
"Fenger has dwelt on the great importance of the ball- valve action of floating stones in the common bile-duct as explaining the remission of jaundice in ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"MELANOMA OF VATER'S DIVERTICULUM AND LOWER PORTION OF common bile duct CAUSING COMPLETE OBSTRUCTION.1 BY CHARLES W. DUVAL, MD Director of the Pathological ..."

5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1919)
"Defects in the common bile duct may result from errors in operative ... A number of methods have been described for reconstructing the common bile duct, ..."

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