gallbladder

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

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  • gallbladder — [gôl′blad΄ər] n. a membranous sac closely connected by various ducts to the liver, in which excess gall, or bile, is stored and concentrated …   English World dictionary

  • Gallbladder — For other uses, see Gallbladder (disambiguation). Gallbladder Diagram of Stomach …   Wikipedia

  • gallbladder — /gawl blad euhr/, n. Anat. a pear shaped, muscular sac attached to the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated. Also, gall bladder. [1670 80; GALL1 + BLADDER] * * * Muscular membranous sac under the… …   Universalium

  • Gallbladder polyp — Gallbladder Polyps are growths or lesions resembling growths (polypoid lesions) in the wall of the gallbladder. True polyps are abnormal accumulations of mucous membrane tissue that would normally be shed by the body. The main types of polypoid… …   Wikipedia

  • Gallbladder cancer — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D005706 Gallbladder cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer. If it is diagnosed early enough, it can be cured by removing the gallbladder. Most often it is found after symptoms… …   Wikipedia

  • Gallbladder absence — This condition, also known as agenesis (failure of development) of the gallbladder, occurs in approximately one out of every 1,000 people. Gallbladder agenesis is an isolated abnormality in more than two thirds (70%) of people with agenesis. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gallbladder agenesis — This is a condition in which the gallbladder fails to develop. This happens in approximately one out of every 1,000 people. Gallbladder agenesis is an isolated finding in more than two thirds (70%) of people. The person with isolated gallbladder… …   Medical dictionary

  • gallbladder cancer — Cancer that forms in tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear shaped organ below the liver that collects and stores bile (a fluid made by the liver to digest fat). Gallbladder cancer begins in the innermost layer of tissue and… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • gallbladder displacement — wandering gallbladder …   Medical dictionary

  • gallbladder — noun Date: 1676 a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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