Adjective "gallstone" definition and examples

(Gallstone may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡɔːlstəʊn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small, hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gall bladder or bile ducts from bile pigments, cholesterol, and calcium salts. Gallstones can cause severe pain and blockage of the bile duct.
  1. 'An abdominal computed tomographic scan showed gallstones and a splenic infarct.'
  2. 'If you have gallstones but no pain, chances are good the stones won't be a problem for you.'
  3. 'These will reveal any abnormality in the bile or pancreatic systems, such as gallstones, bile duct disorders, Pancreatitis or cancer of the head of the pancreas.'
  4. 'Exercise improves lower back pain, and prevents gallstones.'
  5. 'Children with chronic hemolytic disorders generally have an increased risk of developing pigment gallstones.'
  6. 'The most common causes of pancreatitis are gallstones and alcohol use.'
  7. 'Common examples of these latter disorders include disturbance of liver cell function by acute hepatitis and obstruction of the bile ducts by impacted gallstones.'
  8. 'Approximately 90 percent of gallstones are composed of cholesterol.'
  9. 'The body can function well without a gallbladder and removing it is a common treatment for gallstones that are causing symptoms.'
  10. 'If it is caused by an obstruction such as a gallstone or a tumour, you may need to have surgery.'

More definitions

1. an abnormal stonelike mass, usually of cholesterol, formed in the gallbladder or bile passages.

More examples(as adjective)

"operations can be gallstone."

"surgeries can be gallstone."

"problems can be gallstone."

"alternatives can be gallstone."