Histology Guide virtual histology laboratory

Chapter 15 - Liver and Gallbladder

The liver is an accessory digestive gland with many functions. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver before release into the small intestine.


The liver has a variety of functions: glucose and lipid metabolism; synthesis of plasma proteins and lipoproteins; detoxification of drugs, metabolites, and xenobiotics; and the production of bile.

EM 240 Hepatocytes

EM 245 Liver


EM 241 Bile Canaliculi

EM 244 Liver


EM 243 Liver

(central vein)

EM 242 Kuppfer Cell

EM 250 Kuppfer Cell


The gallbladder is a small pouch tha stores bile from the liver and concentrates it before release into the small intestine.

EM 229 Gallbladder

EM 081 Gallbladder

EM 082 Gallbladder

EM 078 Gallbladder

EM 075 Gallbladder

EM 083 Gallbladder

EM 092 Gallbladder