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Biliary system

Definition

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, and bile ducts outside the liver.

References

Afdhal NH. Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts. In:Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 158.

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