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a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion

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Isinglass, from the gall bladder of a fish, is used to clear Guinness.
Dried gall bladders -- likened to heroin in terms of profitability -- fetch 18 times the price of gold.
Traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomies, or gall bladder removals, involve four half-inch or smaller incisions that may leave scars.
Through the agreement, So pled guilty to two counts of illegally purchasing black bear gall bladders and one count of illegally purchasing white-tailed deer antlers in velvet.
The researchers found that signs of bacterial infection were present in the gall bladders of 12 of 13 calves used for their study.
Whole bears and their gall bladders, paws, and other parts are trafficked for high profits.
Bear gall bladders, a common ingredient in Chinese herbal medicine, are being widely distributed in Japan despite the fact such transactions are restricted under an international treaty on illegal wildlife trade, an environmental protection group said Wednesday.
So far, Sim has seen brain matter, gall bladders, an appendix and the amputated knee of a patient.
On the other hand, Asian bears, currently included in CITES Appendix I, are indeed believed to be threatened by the international trade in their gall bladders for traditional medicinal use.