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Digestive system
Digestive system


Biliary system

Definition:



Alternative Names:

Biliary tract; Bile tract



Information:

The biliary system creates, transports, stores, and releases bile into the duodenum to help in digestion.

The biliary system includes the gallbladder, bile ducts inside the liver, and bile ducts outside the liver.




Review Date: 10/18/2008
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