Bile (bil) is a yellowish-green liquid that hepatic cells continuously secrete. In addition to water, it contains bile salts, bile pigments, cholesterol, and electrolytes. Of these, bile salts are the most abundant. They are the only bile substances that have a digestive function.
Branch Branch of hepatic of hepatic portal vein artery
Blood flow into liver
The paths of blood and bile within a hepatic lobule.
Central canal (blood flow out of liver)
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