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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


gallbladder  listen  (GAWL-bla-der)

  The pear-shaped organ found below the liver. Bile is concentrated and stored in the gallbladder.

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Anatomy of the gallbladder; shows the liver, common hepatic duct, cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreas, and small intestine. The inset shows the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, and small intestine.