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Homeopathic Doctors Owen Sound - The organ referred to as the gallbladder is a tiny organ which aids in digestion of fat, and concentrates the bile that is produced by the liver. The gallbladder is called in vertebrates as the cholecyst, Biliary Vesicle and gall bladder. The loss of the gallbladder in human beings is usually well tolerated. Some people have it surgically removed for medical reasons.

Human Anatomy

In adults, the gallbladder measures approximately 3.1 inches or 8 centimeters long and 1.6 inches or 4 centimetres when completely distended. The gallbladder is divided into three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The neck tapers and connects to the biliary tree via the cystic duct. Then this duct joins the common hepatic duct and 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 coastal margin and the lateral margin of the rectus abdominis muscle.


The secretion of CCK or also called cholecystokinin is stimulated when food containing fat goes into the digestive tract. The grown-up gallbladder is capable of storing about 50 mL or 1.8 oz of bile. In response to CCK, the gallbladder releases its contents into the duodenum. The bile is originally made inside the liver. It helps to emulsify fats in partly digested food. Bile becomes more concentrated during its storage in the gallbladder. This concentration increases its potency and intensifies its effect on fats.

In the year 2009, a particular demonstration found that the removed gallbladder from a patient expressing several pancreatic hormones including insulin. It was believed before that insulin was made within pancreatic cells. This surprising information found proof that ?-like cells do occur outside of the human pancreas. Some speculate that because the gallbladder and the pancreas are close to each other in embryonic development, there is tremendous potential in derivation of endocrine pancreatic progenitor cells from gallbladders of humans which are available following cholecystectomy.

In Animals

Invertebrates have gallbladders, while the majority of vertebrates have gallbladders. Between all species, the form of the organ and the arrangement of the bile ducts could vary rather considerably. For example, human beings have a single common bile duct, whilst numerous type have separate ducts running to the intestine. There are several types that do not have a gallbladder in general like for example: various types of birds, lampreys, rats, horses, deer and different lamoids.

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Owen Sound is Canadian city known for its beauty, natural landscape, and strong sense of community. The city of Owen Sound is the county seat of Grey County, in Southwestern Ontario. With a population of 21,000, the city of Owen Sound is considered a small city.

The city of Owen Sound is located at the mouths of the Sydenham and Pottawatomi Rivers, on an inlet of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, giving the city a striking quality. Owen Sound City was incorporated more than one hundred fifty years ago. Particular events, like for instance a 10-day Homecoming, were held in the year 2007 to celebrate.

The City of Owen Sound was named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, and during the year 2005 became a National Communities in Bloom champion. Owen Sound City hosts numerous cultural events, such as the Festival of Northern Lights (a Christmas lights festival) and the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival. Established in the year 1977 and held every month of August, Summerfolk attracts more than 4,000 visitors annually to Kelso Beach Park on the Georgian bay shores. The folk festival is well-known for its crafts and high quality performances. Musicians like for instance Valdy, Leahy, The Rankins and Natalie MacMaster played there before being commercially successful. Gowan, Rik Emmett, Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers and Blue Rodeo are among the more popular names to have graced Summerfolk stages. The Main stage features a memorial to Stan Rogers.

Professional live concerts and theatre are popular in Owen Sound City. The Owen Sound Little Theatre owns the city's 400-seat Roxy.The Youth Theatre Coalition is likewise active, presenting concert, musical and theatrical productions run by youth, for youth. A Novel Marathon is the city's fund raiser for the Adult Literacy Program of the Owen Sound and North Grey Public Library.   More