TITLE

Gallstone

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gallstone, a hard object that forms in the gall bladder, cystic duct, hepatic duct, or bile duct. Gallstones are irregular in shape, and are usually about the size of a pea or a marble, but may be much larger. They vary in color from yellow to red or black. Gallstones are composed of calcium, bilirubin (a pigment), bacteria, and crystallized cholesterol.
ACCESSION #
37309432

 

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