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Homeopathic Doctors Norfolk - The gallbladder is a tiny organ which primarily helps in fat digestion. It concentrates bile which the liver produced. In vertebrates, the gallbladder is also referred to as the cholecyst, Biliary Vesicle and gall bladder. The loss of the gallbladder in humans is usually tolerated well. Several individuals have it removed through surgery for medical reasons.

Human Anatomy

In grown-ups, the gallbladder measures around 3.1 inches or 8 centimeters long and 1.6 inches or 4 centimetres when fully distended. The gallbladder is divided into three sections; the body, the neck and the fundus. The neck connects and tapers to the biliary tree via the cystic duct. Afterward this duct joins the common hepatic duct and then becomes the common bile duct. At the neck of the gallbladder, there is a mucosal fold situated there known as Hartmann's pouch. This is a common spot for gallstones to become stuck. The angle of the gallbladder is situated between the lateral margin and the coastal margin of the rectus abdominis muscle.


The secretion of CCK or cholecystokinin is stimulated when food containing fat goes into the digestive tract. The adult human gallbladder is capable of storing about 50 mL or 1.8 oz of bile. With regards to CCK, the contents is released by the gallbladder into the duodenum. The bile is originally made in the liver. It helps to emulsify fats in partially digested food. Bile becomes more concentrated during its storage in the gallbladder. This concentration intensifies its effects on fats and increases its potency.

A demonstration in 2009 found that the gallbladder removed from a person expressed some pancreatic hormones including insulin. Until that time, it was believed that insulin was just made within pancreatic cells. This surprising information found evidence that ?-like cells do occur outside of the human pancreas. Some consider that because the pancreas and the gallbladder are near each other in embryonic development, there is tremendous potential in derivation of endocrine pancreatic progenitor cells from human gallbladders which are available after cholecystectomy.

In Animals

The majority of vertebrates have gallbladders, whilst invertebrates do not. The exact arrangement of the bile ducts and the exact form of the organ can vary considerably between species. For instance, human beings have a single common bile duct, while numerous type have ducts which are separated running to the intestine. There are several species that lack a gallbladder altogether like for instance: different species of birds, lampreys, deer, rats, horses and different lamoids.

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Norfolk County is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario's tobacco belt. Simcoe City serves as Norfolk County's county seat. Though referred to as a county, Norfolk is officially a rural city-status single-tier municipality. The last Census showed the municipality had a population of 62,563.

The area around Norfolk is surrounded by a lot of smaller communities which take advantage of some of the best agricultural land within Ontario. Because of the mild climate and long growing season, tobacco could grow well in the city of Norfolk. Because tobacco consumption declines and once-profitable tobacco operations slowly move to a more diversified approach, area farmers are starting to grow lavender, ginseng, hazelnuts and wolfberries. Norfolk County is gradually developing a small winery business and an agri-tourism industry. Greenhouse businesses are strong in Norfolk. There are numerous farmers who sell their products from the farmgate.

The area of Norfolk County has a large tourism industry due to its location close to Lake Erie, along Ontario's south coast. Norfolk county port towns, like Turkey Point, Port Dover, and Long Point, draw visitors interested in fishing, hiking, camping, birdwatching and cycling.

Norfolk is home to the Waterford Pumpkin Festival and the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show, both held every month of October. PD13 is the Port Dover motorcycle enthusiasts' event held every year on the 13th of Friday.   More