An organ that aids digestion and stores bile produced by the liver[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallbladder ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim

axiom lost from external ontology
  • relationship type change: differentiates_from endoderm (AAO:0000139) CHANGED TO: develops_from endoderm (UBERON:0000925)[AAO]
comment
  • Rats do not have a gallbladder, but produce bile. The bile flows directly from the liver through the (hepatic) bile duct into the small intestine (Hebel and Stromberg, 1988)
definition
  • An organ that aids digestion and stores bile produced by the liver[WP].
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/GallbladderAnatomy-en.svg
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Abdomal_organs.svg
external definition
  • Membranous muscular sac in which the bile from the liver remains stored until it is required. [Dorian_AF, Elsevier's_encyclopaedic_dictionary_of_medicine, Part_B:_Anatomy_(1988)_Amsterdam_etc.:_Elsevier][VHOG]
  • Organ attached to the liver which stores bile and empties into the duodenum via the bile duct as needed for digestion.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • gallbladder
  • gall bladder
has related synonym
  • vesica biliaris
  • vesica fellea
homology notes
  • The presence of a gallbladder appears to be a primitive trait. It is found in most fish and all adult reptiles and amphibians and has been well conserved in mammals, for the most part.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0002110