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"Bile" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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An emulsifying agent produced in the LIVER and secreted into the DUODENUM. Its composition includes BILE ACIDS AND SALTS; CHOLESTEROL; and ELECTROLYTES. It aids DIGESTION of fats in the duodenum.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bile" by people in this website by year, and whether "Bile" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 33 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1994 and 1995 and 2001 and 2002
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