Definition of Gallstones

1. Noun. (plural of gallstone) ¹

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Definition of Gallstones

1. gallstone [n] - See also: gallstone

Medical Definition of Gallstones

1. Cholesterol, most common, non-opaque, calcium bilirubinate (bilirubin), opaque, associated with haemolytic anaemia (SSD, spherocytosis, etc.), increased incidence with: 4 Fs: fat, female, fertile, flatulent, sickle cell disease (bilirubin), cirrhosis, Crohn disease, diabetes, pancreatic disease, hyperparathyroidism (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallstones

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

Literary usage of Gallstones

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1. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"In man two kinds of gallstones are common. One kind consists almost ... gallstones of this kind have a crystalline structure, and when broken or cut shew ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The constituents of gallstones were found microscopically in ... showing a parallel to the fact that these bacilli remain alive a long time in gallstones. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1911)
"We cannot always make an accurate diagnosis of the presence of gallstones. Not long ago I was called to the western part of the state to see a patient in ..."

4. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"The differential points in diagnosis will be discussed under gallstones. In doubtful cases a probatory puncture into a palpable swelling or distended gall ..."

5. The Theory and practice of medicine v. 1-2 by Frederick Thomas Roberts (1881)
"There is considerable uncertainty *s to the mode of origin of gallstones. ... There are some important predisposing causes of gallstones, viz., advanced age ..."

6. A Handbook of the theory and practice of medicine by Frederick Thomas Roberts (1874)
"gallstones are usually present. Jaundice and vomiting are ... There is considerable uncertainty as to the mode of origin of gallstones. ..."

7. Diseases of the Digestive Organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"gallstones.—Roentgenographically about 50 per cent, of gallstones can be diagnosed. Pure cholesterol stones absorb the ray to a slight extent and are ..."

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