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1

What is the main role of the gallbladder?

STORES and CONCENTRATES bile

2

Approximately how much bile is stored?

50cc

3

When does the gallbladder secrete the bile?

In response to the presense of fat in the duodenum

4

What makes up bile?

Water, bile salts, phospholipids, cholesterol, and bilirubin

5

The gallbladder is controlled by what (in response to fat entering the duodenum)?

CCK

6

What causes the contraction of the gallbladder?

CCK