American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, pear-shaped muscular sac, located under the right lobe of the liver, in which bile secreted by the liver is stored until needed by the body for digestion.
- n. alternative spelling of gall bladder.
- n. a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
- gall + bladder (Wiktionary)
“Your gallbladder is merely a storage tank for bile.”
“CR group, anyone? little gator, I'm glad to hear Mr. Gator's gallbladder is fine, and that the treatment offered is nonsurgical.”
“Though cholecystectomy removal of the gallbladder is the recommended treatment, only 75% of patients got the surgery during their first hospitalization.”
“The gallbladder is a small organ that receives bile from the liver and concentrates it before sending it to the digestive tract to aid with fat digestion.”
“The gallbladder is a small sac that stores bile in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, nestled under the right ribcage.”
“I had to work last night and then there was this unexpected little thing called a gallbladder attack that kept me just a wee bit distracted.”
“The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits under the liver.”
“SIEGEL: Well, especially true, Jane, that the gallbladder is a very, very big source of pain.”
“A specific herbal combination for the relief of both gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder is a combination of the following: 4 parts Oregon grape root, 4 parts wild yam root, 4 parts fennel seed.”
“DESCRIPTION: The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped bag at the bottom of the liver.”
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