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Introduction: Bile

Description of Bile

Bile: A fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile is excreted into the small intestine, where it helps digest fat.
Source: National Institute of Health

Bile: bitter, alkaline, brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow fluid that is secreted by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum and aids in the emulsification, digestion, and absorption of fats.
Source: CRISP

Bile: An emulsifying agent produced in the LIVER and secreted into the DUODENUM. Its composition includes BILE ACIDS AND SALTS; CHOLESTEROL; and ELECTROLYTES. It aids DIGESTION of fats in the duodenum.
Source: MeSH 2007

Bile: Related Topics

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Bile as an Organ

Bile (organ): Bile is a yellow fluid produced by the liver and has a variety...more »

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Bile

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Bile

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