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Posted by: Michelle | 2008/07/15

Gallbladder

What is a Gallbladder and what is its function?

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Dear Michelle
The gallbladder is a small sack in which gall is stored. Gall or bile is made up of the so-called bile salts, cholesterol and bilirubin (which is formed from the breakdown products of red blood cells). Bile is formed in the liver. Bile is essential for the absorption of fats, fat-soluble vitamins and certain minerals. The bile is excreted into the small intestine to aid digestion. If the gallbladder has to be removed, the liver will continue to produce bile and it will continue to be excreted into the small intestine to aid digestion.
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