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Descriptor English: Gallbladder
Descriptor Spanish: Vesícula Biliar
Descriptor Portuguese: Vesícula Biliar
Descriptor French: Vésicule biliaire
Entry term(s): Gallbladders
Tree number(s): A03.159.439
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005704
Scope note: A storage reservoir for BILE secretion. Gallbladder allows the delivery of bile acids at a high concentration and in a controlled manner, via the CYSTIC DUCT to the DUODENUM, for degradation of dietary lipid.
Annotation: /surg: consider also CHOLECYSTECTOMY & CHOLECYSTOSTOMY; calculi = GALLSTONES but consider also CHOLECYSTOLITHIASIS; inflammation = CHOLECYSTITIS
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Consider Also: consider also terms at CHOLECYST-
Related: Cholecystectomy MeSH
Cholecystography MeSH
Cholecystostomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 5843
Unique ID: D005704
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/08/09
Gallbladder - Preferred
Concept UI M0008957
Scope note A storage reservoir for BILE secretion. Gallbladder allows the delivery of bile acids at a high concentration and in a controlled manner, via the CYSTIC DUCT to the DUODENUM, for degradation of dietary lipid.
Preferred term Gallbladder
Entry term(s) Gallbladders



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