Gallbladder Motor Function in Man

  • A. Lanzini
  • T. C. Northfield


Ivy summarised the physiology of gallbladder motor function in 19341with the concept that ‘the gallbladder stores much of the bile formed during the interdigestive period to evacuate it during the early part of the following digestive period’. According to this classical concept, gallbladder motor function can be likened to a slow pump, with an emptying phase after meals and a storage phase between meals.


Bile Acid Biliary Lipid Human Gallbladder Duodenogastric Reflux Gallbladder Contraction 
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  • A. Lanzini
    • 1
  • T. C. Northfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineSt. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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