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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, and bile ducts outside the liver.

Information

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, and 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.Cecil Medicine

Update Date 11/5/2012