Bitter digestive fluid emanating from liver; melancholy; anger.
Brownish alkaline fluid produced by the liver. Bile is stored in the gall bladder and is intermittently released into the duodenum (small intestine) to aid digestion. Bile consists of bile salts, bile pigments, cholesterol, and lecithin. Bile salts assist in the breakdown and absorption of fats; bile pigments are the breakdown products of old red blood cells that are passed into the gut to be eliminated with the feces.
A digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats.