What is the purpose of the gallbladder?

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The gallbladder is a storage organ for a substance called bile. Bile is produced in the liver and then stored in the gallbladder. When we eat, the gallbladder empties bile into our intestine to help us break down and absorb the nutrients in our food.
The gallbladder is an organ in your body that stores bile produced by the liver. Learn more about the function of the gallbladder in this video with Rick Kline, MD, Trauma Medical Director at Regional Medical Center in San Jose. 

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