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    Gallbladder

    Gallbladder

    Gallbladder, cystic duct, and common bile duct

    The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores and concentrates bile, a fluid that helps the body digest fats. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts and releases bile through the common bile duct into the small intestine.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
    Last Revised October 17, 2012

    Last Revised: October 17, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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