Bile contains pigments, bilirubin and biliverdin produced by the breakdown of dead and worn out red blood cells.
Where is bile located?
- The bile ducts are a series of thin tubes that go from the liver to the small intestine.
- Their main function is to transport bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine, where it aids in the digestion of fats in food.
- Bile acids, cholesterol, phospholipids, bile pigments, electrolytes, and water are all included in bile.
- Bile formation is an osmotic secretory process that is driven by the active concentration of bile salts in the bile canaliculi.
- It breaks down fats into fatty acids, which can be taken into the body by the digestive tract