Gall Bladder

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Gall Bladder, a pear-shaped, muscular organ in the body of human beings and most other vertebrates. It serves as a reservoir for bile, a fluid produced by the liver. Bile contains bile salts, which play an important role in the digestion of fats. Blood vessels in the inner lining of the gall bladder absorb water from the bile, increasing the concentration of the salts.


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