Definition of gallbladder
: a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored
Recent Examples of gallbladder from the Web
Farmers conduct surgery on the animals to extract the bile, draining the liquid with a catheter or cutting passageways to the gallbladder.
Ablation of 2 spots on liver, removed spleen and gallbladder.
Obesity has been associated with many GI diseases, such as gallbladder disease; fatty liver disease; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); and cancer of the esophagus, stomach, liver and colon.
Surgeons had essentially stumbled upon it during a relatively routine gallbladder surgery.
Reduced efficiency of the liver and gallbladder, increased cholesterol, and spiked estrogen levels in women during pregnancy and premenopause can all lead to gallstones.
Gallstones and other related diseases occur when bile concentrates and thickens in the gallbladder.
Johnson, at his Texas ranch recovering from gallbladder surgery, was livid that his calls for a delay were being ignored.
Comey, who was acting attorney general while Ashcroft was having gallbladder surgery, refused to sign off.
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GALLBLADDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gallbladder for English Language Learners
medical : the organ in the body in which bile from the liver is stored
GALLBLADDER Defined for Kids
Definition of gallbladder for Students
: a small sac in which bile from the liver is stored
Medical Definition of gallbladder
: a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored—called also cholecyst
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