What is cholestasis?

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Cholestasis is any condition in which the release of bile from the liver is blocked. The blockage can occur in the liver (intrahepatic cholestasis) or in the bile ducts (extrahepatic cholestasis).

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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