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gallstone:

see gall bladdergall bladder,
small pear-shaped sac that stores and concentrates bile. It is connected to the liver (which produces the bile) by the hepatic duct. When food containing fat reaches the small intestine, the hormone cholecystokinin is produced by cells in the intestinal wall and
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gallstone

[′gȯl‚stōn]
(pathology)
A nodule formed in the gallbladder or biliary tubes and composed of calcium, cholesterol, or bilirubin, or a combination of these.
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gallstone

Pathol a small hard concretion of cholesterol, bile pigments, and lime salts, formed in the gall bladder or its ducts
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