gallstone gallstone  /ˈɡɔl ˌstoʊn/


  • (n) a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts


  1. Though plagued by virus attacks earlier this spring and then by gallstone trouble, she has stumped valiantly through all the primary states, frequently on heavy schedules of her own.
  2. This group discovered, among other things, that a member who' was a gallstone specialist had a gallstone without knowing it, that a hernia specialist had a hernia.
  3. The quartz acts like a phonograph pickup; when the probe touches a gallstone, it makes a ping or clicklike the noise made when two small rocks are knocked together.


  1. High BMI = Gallstone Risk in Women

    Looking for still more motivation to stick to your diet? This finding from a Danish study published in the journal Hepatology may do the trick: Gallstone disease risk increased 7% for every 1 kg/M2 increase in BMI and women had a higher risk of developing gallstones than men did.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: ThirdAge

  2. Link Between BMI And Increased Risk Of Gallstones Discovered

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals with elevated body mass index ( BMI ) levels appear to be at greater risk of developing gallstones , according to new research appearing in a recent edition of Hepatology , a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Women are at greater risk of developing the pebble-like materials, which can result from ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Higher BMI increases risk of gallstones, especially in women, study finds

    New research reveals a causal association between elevated body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of gallstone disease. Results show women are at greater risk of developing gallstones.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  • "Thank you for all of the well wishes that we've been receiving and we're just really grateful. I am feeling much better," Michelle said. "The gallstone has kind of calmed down a little bit, blood pressure's still kinda getting regulated,...
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Jim Bob Duggar Source: TransWorldNews (press release)

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