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Acholia is the lack or absence of bile secretion.[1] It can also be referred to as hypocholia.[2] Acholia is an uncommon trouble of the biliary function in the liver; bile flow dissipates.[3]


Ancient Greek: a + chole (without bile).


A condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed. The acholia is a sign of many diseases, such as hepatitis. Acholia results of a fading of feces.[3]

See too


  1. Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. Saunders; 2007.
  2. 3.0 3.1 La médecine de A à Z. Hachette; 1973.

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