cholestasis

noun
cho·​le·​sta·​sis | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-səs How to pronounce cholestasis (audio) \
plural cholestases\ ˌkō-​lə-​ˈstā-​ˌsēz How to pronounce cholestases (audio) \

Definition of cholestasis

: a checking or failure of bile flow

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Other Words from cholestasis

cholestatic \ ˌkō-​lə-​ˈsta-​tik How to pronounce cholestatic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cholestasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, the Hockers have made efforts to raise awareness for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), the condition that Bilan suffered which led to the loss of their sons, Liam and Noah. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Muskego community begins fundraising for a new $80,000 playground in honor of residents' stillborn twins," 21 Aug. 2020 The Hockers have made efforts to raise awareness for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP); the condition that Bilan suffered which led to the loss of their twin boys, Liam and Noah. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Muskego couple lost their twins. Their teen neighbor wants to get a playground built in their honor.," 15 June 2020 Other risks of cholestasis include fetal distress, preterm delivery and maternal hemorrhage. Christina Caron, New York Times, "Itching During Pregnancy? It Might Signal a Bigger Problem.," 17 Apr. 2020 When cholestasis happens, waste product known as bilirubin gets into the bloodstream. Ratika Gupta, SELF, "An Allergist Explains Why You Might Be Itchy All Over, Even Though You Don’t Have a Rash," 13 Sep. 2018 Doctors suspected cholestasis, a condition in which pregnancy hormones elevate liver bile levels, which can result in stillbirth. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "This Woman Coped With the Loss of Her Stillborn Son in the Most Beautiful Way," 15 Sep. 2017 Losing a baby in the second or third trimester, hemorrhaging, stillbirth, HELLP syndrome, cholestasis. Rachel Stuhler, Cosmopolitan, "I Almost Died During Childbirth. I’m Not Alone.," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cholestasis

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholestasis

New Latin

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31 Aug 2020

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“Cholestasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholestasis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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cholestasis

noun
cho·​le·​sta·​sis | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-səs, ˌkäl-ə- How to pronounce cholestasis (audio) \
plural cholestases\ -​ˈstā-​ˌsēz How to pronounce cholestases (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholestasis

: a checking or failure of bile flow

Other Words from cholestasis

cholestatic \ ˌkō-​lə-​ˈstat-​ik, ˌkäl-​ə-​ How to pronounce cholestatic (audio) \ adjective

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