Gallbladder

May 2017


Definition

The liver and gallbladder are two organs whose functions are closely related. Both are part of the digestive system via a joint compound, bile. The liver secretes bile, which is composed of water, cholesterol, bile salts, and pigments, which is then discharged into the intrahepatic bile ducts to the gallbladder. The gall bladder is located beneath the liver and stores bile, which is then discharged at the time of the digestion through the bile duct, via the initial part of the small intestine known as the duodenum. In biliary disease, the liver and gallbladder may be the cause and may suffer complications.

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