Gallbladder Research Paper

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Associated with the liver is the gallbladder; which is a pear-shaped sac that stores and concentrates bile from the liver (116). This organ holds about a quarter of a cup of bile and is the storage stop for bile between the liver and the small intestine. The gallbladder fills with bile and thickens it until a hormone released after eating signals the gallbladder to squirts out its colorful content. Like a squeeze bulb, it squirts bile into the duodenum, about 500 millimeters each day (116). The common bile duct also carries digestive enzymes from the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ that secretes enzymes that affect the digestion and absorption of nutrients and that releases hormones, such as insulin, that regulates metabolism as well as

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