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What organ stores bile?

What organ stores bile?

The gallbladder is a small organ that stores bile. It is attached to your digestive system by a system of hollow ducts called the biliary tree.

What organ in the body produces bile?

In humans, bile is produced continuously by the liver (liver bile), and stored and concentrated in the gallbladder (gallbladder bile). The gallbladder is a small storage organ located inferior and posterior to the liver. Though small in size, the gallbladder plays an important role in our digestion of food.

What stores bile?

Bile Storage. The liver is constantly secreting bile, up to 1 liter in a 24 hour period, but most of it is stored in the gallbladder. This hollow organ can only hold 30 to 60 ml of bile and is able to store the large quantities of bile from the liver by concentrating it.

How does bile help your digestion?

Bile is a yellow-green, thick, sticky fluid that helps with food digestion (among other important functions). Specifically, it breaks down fats into fatty acids , which can be taken into the body by the digestive tract. Bile is made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, a sort of storage sac organ attached to the underside of the liver.