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The LIVER is an important contributor to the human body.

It is the largest internal organ of the body.

The liver itself produces many different types of proteins and other substance that are used throughout the body.

It is a key component to metabolism and the largest gland of the body.

The liver is located on the right side of the upper abdomen.

The Function of the Liver Includes:

  • Glycogen storage
  • Protein synthesis [protein]
  • Detoxification
  • Creation of some amino acids
  • Storage of some vitamins and substances
  • Production of cholesterol
  • Production of bile
  • Allows for the continuation of many biochemical reactions
  • Recycling of wastes from red blood cell.

Several veins join to form the hepatic vein that brings blood from several other organs such as: spleen, pancreas, small intestines, and stomach.

The liver can be divided into 4 separate lobes.

An intense duct system is important of the liver that leads to the right and left hepatic duct which drains into Cystic duct and than into the Common bile duct.

Medical term regarding liver typically begins with hepato or hepatic from the Greek word “liver”.

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