Sclerosing Cholangitis - Glossary

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Glossary

Antibody: A protein produced by white blood cells that helps to fight infection and other substances foreign to the body.

Autoimmune: Disorder where the body treats its own tissues as foreign and launches an immune reaction to fight them.

Biopsy: A procedure where a sample of a tissue is removed and subjected to further testing.

Stricture: A narrowed portion of a hollow organ like a duct or a blood vessel.

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