Organ: Bile duct

Bile duct: Duct between the liver and gall bladder to convey bile
Introduction: The liver produces yet another digestive juice--bile. The bile is stored between meals in the gallbladder. At mealtime, it is squeezed out of the gallbladder into the bile ducts to reach the intestine and mix with the fat in our food. The bile acids dissolve the fat into the watery contents of the intestine, much like detergents that dissolve grease from a frying pan. After the fat is dissolved, it is digested by enzymes from the pancreas and the lining of the intestine.1
Condition count: 9 ; see list below.
Organ types: Digestive system (127)
Related organs: gall bladder (7), digestive (127)
Main condition: Bile Duct Conditions
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Bile duct' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


  • Bile Duct Cancer ... bile duct
  • Bile Duct Conditions ... bile duct
  • Biliary disorder ... bile duct


  • Cholangitis ... bile ducts
  • Cholecystitis ... bile ducts


  • Fascioliasis ... bile ducts


  • Gallstones ... bile duct


  • Jaundice ... bile duct


  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... bile ducts

    1. excerpt from Your Digestive System and How It Works: NIDDK

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