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Gall Bladder and Bile Duct

The gall bladder is a structure found under the liver of many vertebrates, including humans, where it stores bile that is secreted by the liver.  Bile is transported to the duodenum through the bile duct; its main function is to aid in the digestion of fats. In humans, …

Pancreas

The pancreas can be one of the more difficult structures for beginning anatomy students.  This is partly because it is a gland that doesn’t preserve well and can fall apart easily when handling the stomach or other organs.  In ideal specimens, the pancreas can be seen as a bumpy …