Acholia is the lack or absence of bile secretion. It can also be referred to as hypocholia. Acholia is an uncommon trouble of the biliary function in the liver; bile flow dissipates.
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.
- ↑ Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. Saunders; 2007.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 La médecine de A à Z. Hachette; 1973.