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The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores and concentrates bile, a fluid that helps the body digest fats. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts and releases bile through the common bile duct into the small intestine.

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Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

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Last Updated: November 20, 2015
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