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Definition of Gallbladder

Gallbladder: A pear-shaped organ located below the liver that stores the bile secreted by the liver. During and after a fatty meal, the gallbladder contracts, delivering the bile through the bile ducts into the intestines to help with digestion.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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