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Bile duct: A tube through which bile passes in and out of the liver.
Source: National Institute of Health
Bile duct: a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
Source: WordNet 2.1
Bile duct : channels that collect and transport the bile secretion from the bile canaliculi, the smallest branch of the biliary tract in the liver, through the bile ductules, the bile ducts out the liver, and to the gallbladder for storage.
The liver produces yet another digestive juice--bile. The bile is stored between meals in the gallbladder. At mealtime, it is squeezed out of the gallbladder into the bile ducts to reach the intestine and mix with the fat in our food. The bile acids dissolve the fat into the watery contents of the intestine, much like detergents that dissolve grease from a frying pan. After the fat is dissolved, it is digested by enzymes from the pancreas and the lining of the intestine. (Source: excerpt from Your Digestive System and How It Works: NIDDK)
Condition count: 9 ; see list below.
Organ types: Digestive system (127)
Main condition: Bile Duct Conditions
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