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glossary:gallbladder [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||A pear-shaped organ just below the [[glossary:liver|liver]] that stores the bile secreted by the liver. During a fatty meal, the gallbladder contracts, delivering the bile through the bile ducts into the intestines to help with digestion. Abnormal composition of [[glossary:bile|bile]] leads to formation of [[glossary:gallstones|gallstones]], a process termed cholelithiasis. The gallstones cause cholecystitis, [[glossary:inflammation|inflammation]] of the gallbladder.|
|+||Common Misspellings: gallblader, gallblatter, galbladder, gallbadder |