alkaline phosphatase


An enzyme normally present in high amounts in the liver, bone and bile duct (the tube that carries bile, a yellow-green fluid that helps digest fat, from the liver to the duodenum, or first part of the small intestine).

An increased level of alkaline phosphatase may be a sign of bone disease, liver disease or a blocked bile duct.

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