Review article: control of gall-bladder motor function.

  title={Review article: control of gall-bladder motor function.},
  author={Eldon A. Shaffer},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={14 Suppl 2},
Muscular contraction of the gall-bladder is the primary determinant of bile delivery into the duodenum. Where bile goes following its secretion by the liver depends upon a co-ordinated series of pressure interrelations between the hepatic secretory pressure at the entrance to the biliary system, a low pressure conduit, and the pressure differences between the gall-bladder, cystic duct and sphincter of Oddi. During fasting, the relatively higher tone in the sphincter of Oddi fosters the entry of… CONTINUE READING
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