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Assertion: The gallbladder can be removed without affecting digestion.

Reason: The liver can produce enough bile to aid in digestion even without the gallbladder.

Option: 1

(a) Assertion and reason are both true, and reason is an accurate account of assertion. 

Option: 2

(b) Both assertion and reason are accurate, but reason does not adequately explain assertion.

Option: 3

(c) The assertion is correct, but the reasoning is incorrect. 

Option: 4

(d) Both the assertion and reason are incorrect.

Answers (1)


The assertion and reason are both correct. While the gallbladder plays a crucial role in digestion, it is not essential for digestion to occur. The liver can produce bile continuously, which can aid in the digestion of fats even without the gallbladder.

After a meal, the liver releases bile directly into the small intestine to aid in the digestion and absorption of dietary fat. Without a gallbladder, the liver still produces bile but releases it continuously into the small intestine. This may cause a slight decrease in the concentration of bile, leading to more frequent bowel movements, especially after meals high in fat. However, overall, the digestive process is not significantly affected, and individuals can lead healthy lives without a gallbladder.

Option 1 is the correct answer. 

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