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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Imaging bile duct tumors: pathologic concepts, classification, and early tumor detection.
Intraductal papillary bile duct tumors may be identified in some patients with biliary obstruction and are classified as in situ tumors (Tis).
Exelixis' development pipeline currently covers cancer and metabolism and is comprised of the following compounds: XL119 (becatecarin), for which a Phase 3 clinical trial has been initiated in patients with bile duct tumors; XL784, initially an anticancer compound, which has completed a Phase 1 clinical trial and is currently being developed as a treatment for renal disease; XL647 and XL999, which are currently in Phase 1 clinical trials; XL880, XL820, XL844 and XL184, anticancer compounds that are potential IND candidates; and multiple compounds in preclinical development for diseases including cancer, lipid disorders, hyperlipidemia and congestive heart failure.