Gallbladder Motility and Its Regulation

  • John R. Wood
  • David R. Jenkins
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 80)


Teleologically the gallbladder may be considered to act to reconcile the continuous requirements of the liver to perform excretion of various bile constituents and the periodic requirement for the delivery of concentrated bile to the intestine during digestion. Thus bile is stored in the gallbladder between meals and evacuated into the intestine during digestion.


Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Pancreatic Polypeptide Human Gallbladder Gallbladder Contraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Wood
    • 1
    • 2
  • David R. Jenkins
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitGlaxo Pharmaceuticals LtdGreenford, MiddlesexUK
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryKings College Hospital Medical SchoolLondonEngland

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