Pressure relationships within the human bile tract. Normal and abnormal physiology.


Bile is secreted continuously, although at various rates, from the liver into the biliary tree; whether bile is then diverted into the gallbladder or the duodenum depends on the relative resistance to flow mainly determined by the contractile state of the gallbladder and the choledochoduodenal junction. The resistance of the sphincter of Oddi is considered… (More)


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