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Glossary: gallbladder, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

gallbladder

(GAWL-bla-der)

The pear-shaped organ found below the liver. Bile is concentrated and stored in the gallbladder.

Anatomy of the gallbladder; shows the liver, common hepatic duct, cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreas, and small intestine. The inset shows the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, and small intestine.

Anatomy of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is just below the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and flows through the cystic duct and the common bile duct into the small intestine when food is being digested.

2010-04-06

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