Gallbladder Fluid Transport

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


One of the principal physiological functions of the gallbladder is to store bile during interdigestive periods. By virtue of its ability to concentrate bile, it can process and store volumes of hepatic bile which considerably exceed its own relatively small capacity. This transformation of ‘hepatic bile’ into ’gallbladder bile’ results from active transepithelial transport of electrolytes with the associated passive movement of water. The present review examines some aspects of the transport processes involved and their physiological control.


Gall Bladder Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Hepatic Bile Human Gallbladder Gallbladder Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Wood
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joar Svanvik
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitGlaxo Pharmaceuticals LtdGreenford, MiddlesexEngland
  2. 2.Department of Surgery 1University of GoteborgGoteborgSweden

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