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Between meals, secreted bile is stored in the gall bladder.
During a meal, the bile is secreted into the duodenum to rid the body of waste stored in the bile as well as aid in the absorption of dietary fats and oils.
A structure common to most members of the mammal family, the biliary tract is often referred to as a tree because it begins with many small branches which end in the common bile duct, sometimes referred to as the trunk of the biliary tree.
Pancreas: 16: Accessory pancreatic duct, 17: Pancreatic duct. Gallbladder with Longitudinal section, pancreas and duodenum with frontal one. The biliary tract refers to the path by which bile is secreted by the liver then transported to the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine.
Bile flows in the direction opposite to that of the blood present in the other two channels.
The biliary tract can also serve as a reservoir for intestinal tract infections. Pressure inside in the biliary tree can give rise to gallstones and lead to cirrhosis of the liver. During a meal, the smooth muscles in the gallbladder wall contract, leading to the bile being secreted into the duodenum to rid the body of waste stored in the bile as well as aid in the absorption of dietary fats and oils by solubilizing them using bile acids.The University of Louisiana at Monroe is committed to offering a quality academic experience to online and on campus students.ULM students who learn online earn the same degree as our face-to-face students from an accredited and respected institution of higher learning. Between meals, secreted bile is stored in the gall bladder, where 80%-90% of the water and electrolytes can be absorbed, leaving the bile acids and cholesterol.