bile duct

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bile duct

[′bīl ‚dəkt]
(anatomy)
Any of the major channels in the liver through which bile flows toward the hepatic duct.
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If the obstruction continues, bile duct proliferation occurs.
Light microscopic changes consisted of nuclear displacement from the normal central cytoplasmic location in parenchymal cells, mononuclear cell infiltrations (mainly portally and as lipid granulomas), mild bile duct proliferation accompanied by fibrosis, and fat accumulation in hepatocytes and pluripotent Ito cells.
The severity of inflammation and bile duct proliferation increased in the C57BL/6J mice throughout the time course of the study but again remained less marked in the BALB/c mice (Figure 1A-F).