Definition of Gallstone

1. Noun. A calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts.

Exact synonyms: Bilestone
Generic synonyms: Calculus, Concretion

Definition of Gallstone

1. n. A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1.

Definition of Gallstone

1. Noun. A small, hard object, in the shape of a pebble, that sometimes forms in the gallbladder or bile duct; composed of cholesterol, bile pigments and calcium salts. ¹

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Definition of Gallstone

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Medical Definition of Gallstone

1. A solid formation in the gallbladder composed of cholesterol and bile salts. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallstone

gallows bird
gallows birds
gallows humor
gallows humour
gallows tree
gallstone (current term)
gallstone colic
gallstone ileus
gallus adeno-like virus

Literary usage of Gallstone

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.) (1911)
"Anuria after gallstone Operations—CLAIRMONT and ... Chir., 1910, xxii, 159) call attention to cases of severe gallstone disease with common-duct obstruction ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1910)
"THIS consideration of the terminal events in gallstone disease is presented ... That gallstone disease is extremely prevalent, afflicting from 7 to 10 per ..."

3. Surgical diagnosis by Daniel Nathan Eisendrath (1907)
"gallstone COLIC One of the most frequent acute abdominal conditions is that which is due to biliary calculi. Diagnosis.—Pain and Tenderness. ..."

4. Transactions of the ... Session of the American Institute of Homœopathy by American Institute of Homeopathy Session (1872)
"THE disease of which I speak is known as Bilious Colic, gallstone Colic, Biliary Calculi, &c. It occurs periodically—sometimes as often as once a week, ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"Intestinal Obstruction from gallstone.—This subject has been discussed by Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson, who points out that in many cases the obstruction must ..."

6. Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted by American Medical Association, Arthur Joseph Cramp (1912)
"Of more recent origin is what may be called the "fake gallstone trick" which is now being industriously worked in many parts of the country. ..."

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