Digestive System

Accessory Organs

What is the major purpose of the gall bladder?

The gall bladder (from the Latin galbinus, meaning “greenish yellow”), a pear-shaped, small sac, is mainly a storage vessel. It is connected by ducts to both the liver and small intestine. It stores bile until it is needed in the duodenum. Its name is derived from its usual color of green from the accumulation of bile.


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