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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 ​
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