How does bile get from the liver to the intestine in the body?

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Bile, a digestive fluid, is produced in your liver and proceeds to your intestine through your gallbladder and ducts that comprise your biliary tract. Your liver releases bile into your gallbladder, a small, pear-shaped organ located just below your liver in the upper right side of your abdomen. Your gallbladder concentrates and stores the bile. Then, when you eat food, your gallbladder releases just enough bile into your intestine to help with normal digestion of your food, especially the fat in food.

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