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a bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid that aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Use this tag in questions related to the synthesis, function, physical and chemical properties and other related aspects of bile.

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Bile storage and secretion

I know that the liver has left and right hepatic ducts that unite forming the common hepatic duct that then unites with the cystic duct of the gall bladder forming the common bile duct which unites ...
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Emulsifying action of bile salts

n my book, It is given that the action of Bile salts (a part of Bile juice) is similar to the emulsifying action of soaps on dirt. The role of bile salts is to break down the fat into smaller globules....
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How colon resist to bile

There is a disease called bile reflux which can make damage to the stomach. I just don't know how the stomach can be damaged by bile but the colon (small intestine) can resist with it?
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Cholesterol and fatty acids role in bile? [closed]

The composition of gallbladder bile is 97% water, 0.7% bile salts, 0.2% bilirubin, 0.51% fats (cholesterol, fatty acids and lecithin)1. Bile's role is mainly help for digestion of lipids via bile ...
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Why don't rats have a gallbladder, unlike other rodents?

It has long been known that rats do not have a gallbladder, though other species including humans, monkeys, cows, reptiles, dogs and mice, all have a gallbladder. In this paper from almost 100 years ...
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When you have your gallbladder removed, how does it affect bile flow into your small intestine?

Cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gallbladder, is an extremely common operation around the world. The gallbladder is typically viewed as a storage organ for bile produced by the liver, but ...
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How do people digest fat after gall bladder removal surgery?

How do people digest fat after gallbladder removal surgery? How can they tolerate a high fat diet?
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How to increase the rate of absorption and assimilation of food? [closed]

i was reading this and want to know excerpt from the above link...
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