Vesícula biliar

El hígado produce bilis que ayuda en la digestión de las grasas y se desplaza a través de delgados canales que luego drenan, a través del conducto biliar común, dentro del intestino delgado. La vesícula biliar almacena el exceso de bilis que no se necesita de inmediato para la digestión.Vesícula biliar

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2011 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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