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Biliary system

The biliary system creates, moves, stores, and releases bile into the duodenum to the body digest foods.

The biliary system includes:

  • The gallbladder
  • Bile ducts and certain cells inside the liver
  • Bile ducts outside the liver

Alternative Names

Biliary tract; Bile tract

References

Afdhal NH. Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds.Goldman's Cecil Medicine

Update Date 10/27/2014