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Common Bile Duct

The common bile duct is the tube that connects the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The liver produces bile that is stored in the gallbladder and released into the intestine to help digest fat.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedJuly 15, 2011

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Last Updated: July 15, 2011
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