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Biliary system

  • Alternative Names
    • Biliary tract; Bile tract

  • 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
      • Bile ducts outside the liver
  • References
    • Afdhal NH. Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 158.