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Digestive system
Digestive system


Definition:



Alternative Names:

Biliary tract; Bile tract



Information:

The biliary system creates, transports, stores, and releases bile into the duodenum to help in digestion.

The biliary system includes the gallbladder, bile ducts inside the liver, and bile ducts outside the liver.




Review Date: 10/18/2008
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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