Inasmuch as the stone is blocking the duct, the bile is unable to flow into the intestine; so, being absorbed by the blood-vessels, it gives rise to jaundice.
Taken internally, colchicum or colchicine markedly increases the amount of bile poured into the alimentary canal, being amongst the most powerful of known cholagogues.
In the otter the same curious network of bile ducts already recorded in the reptiles is seen (see P. H.
Duct is known as the common bile duct, and runs down to the second part of the duodenum (see Alimentary Canal).
Serum and bile inoculation were the means of saving a considerable percentage of the herds.
On the skin its action is that of a diaphoretic, and being also excreted by the bile it acts slightly as a cholagogue.
According to this celebrated theory, the body contains four humours - blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile, a right proportion and mixture of which constitute health; improper proportions or irregular distribution, disease.
The prince is not very well: bile and rush of blood to the head.
John Luke Grasso, his name was so much bile on my tongue I gagged to keep it down.
His researches on sebacic acid (1802) and on bile (1807), and his discovery of peroxide of hydrogen (1818) also deserve mention.