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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Exelixis' development pipeline covers cancer and metabolism and is comprised of the following compounds: XL119 (becatecarin), for which a multinational Phase III clinical trial in bile duct tumors is ongoing and which has been exclusively licensed to Helsinn Healthcare SA with rights to reacquire commercial rights for North America; XL784, initially an anticancer compound, which completed a Phase I clinical trial and is being advanced as a treatment for renal disease; XL647, XL999, XL880 and XL820, anticancer compounds currently in Phase I clinical trials; XL844 and XL184, anticancer compounds for which INDs have been filed; and multiple compounds in preclinical development for diseases including cancer and various metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.