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Descriptions 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

Summary Information: Bile

Bile: Bile is a yellow fluid produced by the liver and has a variety of components and functions. Bile consists of bile salts and a yellow pigment called bilirubin. Bile flows from the liver to the gallbladder, where it is stored and concentrated. It is then released into the small intestine during digestion, where bile salts help to digest and breakdown fats (lipids). Bile also contains the waste products of the breakdown of old red blood cells in the form of bilirubin. Bilirubin is carried into the digestive system in bile and is mixed with feces and excreted.

Conditions related to bile production and storage include jaundice, gallstones, cholangitis, cholecystitis, biliary cirrhosis and biliary duct cancer.

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Other Names: Bile

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Related organs: bile duct (9), gall bladder (8), digestive (127)

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