cholestasis

noun

cho·​le·​sta·​sis ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-səs How to pronounce cholestasis (audio)
plural cholestases ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-ˌsēz How to pronounce cholestasis (audio)
: a checking or failure of bile flow
cholestatic adjective

Examples of cholestasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was diagnosed the following week with cholestasis of pregnancy, which disrupts the flow of fluids to the gallbladder. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 12 May 2023 Ron Cooper, the chief executive and president of Albireo, said Bylvay is the first medicine approved to treat progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, or PFIC, a deadly genetic disease that often leads to cirrhosis and liver failure in the first 10 years of life. BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2021 Matarazzo herself suffered extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, was hospitalized several times in the first trimester for broken blood vessels, and developed cholestasis, a potentially serious liver condition, in week 24. BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2022 Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice) or jaundice caused by pregnancy (cholestasis of pregnancy) Are scheduled for surgery. Noel Mumford, Essence, 27 May 2021 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, 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, 15 June 2020 Other risks of cholestasis include fetal distress, preterm delivery and maternal hemorrhage. Christina Caron, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 When cholestasis happens, waste product known as bilirubin gets into the bloodstream. Ratika Gupta, SELF, 13 Sep. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cholestasis was in 1888

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“Cholestasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholestasis. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cholestasis

noun
cho·​le·​sta·​sis ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-səs, ˌkäl-ə- How to pronounce cholestasis (audio)
plural cholestases -ˈstā-ˌsēz How to pronounce cholestasis (audio)
: a checking or failure of bile flow
cholestatic adjective
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