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What are the functions of gall bladder?

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Asked by Ganga gowri, 22 Nov '11 01:21 pm
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1. storage of bile and its release into the duodenum when required.
2.absorption of water and concentration of bile.bile may be concentrated as much as 10 times.
3.the normal gall bladder absorbs small amount of a loose bile salt-cholesterol compound, when gall bladder is inflammed, concentration functions becomes abnormal and bile salts alone aborbs leaving cholesterol behind.Bile salts have a powerful solvent action on cholesterol which tends to be precipitated.this can lead to formation of gall stones.
4.it regulates pressure in the biliary system by appropriate dilatation or contraction
Answered by venkat mani, 22 Nov '11 01:28 pm

 
  
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The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped muscular sack that acts as a storage tank for bile. The bile is made in the liver by liver cells and is sent through tiny ducts or canals to the duodenum (small intestine) and to the gallbladder. The gallbladder stores the bile to have it available in larger quantities for secretion when a meal is eaten. The ingestion of food and especially fats cause the release of a hormone, cholecystokinin, (CCK) which in turn signals the relaxation of the valve at the end of the common bile duct (the sphincter of oddi) which lets the bile enter the small intestine. It also signals the contraction of the gallbladder which squirts the concentrated liquid bile into the small intestine where it helps with the emulsification or breakdown of fats in the meal.
Answered by Ramesh sundar, 22 Nov '11 01:31 pm

 
  
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To store Gall Stone's :)
Answered by simon waaras, 22 Nov '11 01:25 pm

 
  
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The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped muscular sack that acts as a storage tank for bile. The bile is made in the liver by liver cells and is sent through tiny ducts or canals to the duodenum (small intestine) and to the gallbladder. The gallbladder stores the bile to have it available in larger quantities for secretion when a meal is eaten. The ingestion of food and especially fats cause the release of a hormone, cholecystokinin, (CCK) which in turn signals the relaxation of the valve at the end of the common bile duct (the sphincter of oddi) which lets the bile enter the small intestine. It also signals the contraction of the gallbladder which squirts the concentrated liquid bile into the small intestine where it helps with the emulsification or breakdown of fats in the meal.
Answered by ABBY shakthi, 22 Nov '11 01:24 pm

 
  
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