An organ that aids digestion and stores bile produced by the liver[WP]. [ ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
  • MA:0000356
  • OpenCyc:Mx4rvVkGr5wpEbGdrcN5Y29ycA
  • EHDAA2:0000699
  • ZFA:0000208
  • EFO:0000853
  • MAT:0000072
  • Wikipedia:Gallbladder
  • XAO:0000135
  • EMAPA:17202
  • BTO:0000493
  • CALOHA:TS-0394
  • UMLS:C0016976 (ncithesaurus:Gallbladder)
  • FMA:7202
  • EV:0100090
  • MESH:D005704
  • VHOG:0000221
  • AAO:0010114
  • galen:Gallbladder
  • EHDAA:8062
  • SCTID:181269000
  • MIAA:0000072
  • TAO:0000208
  • NCIT:C12377

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]


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)


An organ that aids digestion and stores bile produced by the liver[WP].

depicted by


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


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]



never in taxon