gallbladder meaning

[ 'gɔ:lblædə ] Pronunciation:   "gallbladder" in a sentence
Noun: gallbladder  'gol`bladu(r)
  1. A muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
    - gall bladder

Derived forms: gallbladders

See also: biliary

Type of: bladder, vesica

Part of: chest, pectus, thorax

Encyclopedia: Gallbladder

A storage reservoir for BILE secretion. Gallbladder allows the delivery of bile acids at a high concentration and in a controlled manner,via the CYSTIC DUCT to the DUODENUM,for degradation of dietary lipid. n : a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored —called also cholecyst


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  1. bile is continually secreted from the cells of the liver into the common bile duct and gallbladder.
  2. in surviving cattle, the infection may localize in the gallbladder and in hepatic and mesenteric lymph nodes.
  3. god . what's this ?-your mother's gallbladder
  4. none of them had a history of gallbladder disease
  5. her gallbladder's on the next boat . anything else

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