Bile Juice

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1. Bile Juice Bile is a bitter-tasting, dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver , it is stored in the gallbladder and upon eating is discharged into the duodenum. . The principal function of the gallbladder is to serve as a storage reservoir for bile. The main components of bile are water, bile salts, bile pigments, and cholesterol Bile salts act as emulsifying agents in the digestion and absorption of fats. Cholesterol and bile pigments from the breakdown of hemoglobin are excreted from the body in the bile. Physical properties; Hepatic bile: pH 7.4, colour is golden yellow , Bladder bile: pH 6.8, color is green dark to yellow (darker) Volume of bile produced reaches to one liter of bile per day (depending on body size).

2. Bile Juice Bile Composition; Water (85%), bile salts (10%),(Cholic, chenodeoxycholic, deoxycholic, and lithocholic acid) mucus pigments (3%), bile pigments e.g bilirubin glucuronide fats (1%), such as Phospholipids (lecithin) , cholesterol. 0.7% inorganic salts.

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