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The liver is the largest organ in the entire, normal human body. It weighs anywhere from 2.5 to 3.3 pounds. With its large size it is also a very resilient organ. Up to 3/4 of its cells can be removed before is ceases to function. It is red-brown organ roughly shaped like a cone. The liver is located in the upper right abdominal cavity immediately beneath the diaphragm. Without the liver, we could not survive. It serves as the body’s chemical factory and it regulates the levels of most of...

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Chicken Liver

Practical: The Effect of the Enzyme Catalase from Chicken Livers on Hydrogen Peroxide [pic] Strand1: SA1, SA2, SA3 Date: Group Members: Marks: /12 (Part A) + /18 (Part B) = /30 INTRODUCTION: |There are many different reactions that are happening in our bodies all the time. There are reactions that build up molecules, | |synthesis/anabolic reactions, as well as reactions that break down molecules, catabolic reactions. Together...

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Liver Cancer

have a cancer that has already spread to the liver or they will come back in future years with metastatic cancer to the liver.” Liver cancer, or other known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma, is a cancer residing in the liver. There are other cancers like metastatic cancer that starts at other organs then spreads to the liver. Being the third most common cancer in the world, it is also one of the deadliest. Twenty percent of the patients that are affected by liver cancer survive for a year after diagnosis...

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Cirrhosis of the Liver

25,000 people die from cirrhosis each year. Description/Definition Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of normal, healthy liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue, blocking the flow of blood through the organ and preventing it from working as it should, as well as regenerative nodules leading to progressive loss of liver function. The liver, the largest organ in the body, is vital in keeping the body functioning properly. It removes or neutralizes poisons...

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Functions of the Liver

HL -Functions of the Liver Essay The liver receives its blood from two main sources; the hepatic artery and the hepatic portal vein. The hepatic artery transports oxygenated blood from the left side of the heart through the aorta to the liver. The deoxygenated blood from the liver is drained back out through the hepatic vein which returns it to the vena cava. The hepatic portal vein carries nutrient rich blood from the small intestine to the liver. Its blood however, is...

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Affects on Liver

Alcohol and the Liver People in today’s society should be more cautious and aware of the adverse side effects that come with the lifestyle decisions they choose to make. Alcohol is one of those significant lifestyle choices that people should consider the consequences of when deciding to use it. There are three general classes that are in relation to alcohol: beers, wines, and spirits. Several alcoholic beverages are extremely popular; however the most consumed is beer. It has been around as far...

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Liver Transplant Ethics

Liver transplant ethics: Should alcoholics be sober first? Toronto woman whose husband died in 2010 plans to launch charter challenge”. CBC News. 28 January 2015 This story appeared on the CBC news website, some of the questions and points this article raises are: • Should alcoholics be required to abstain from drinking for six months before they are eligible for a liver transplant in Ontario? • Does the six-month abstinence contradict the charter and Canadians’ right to universal access to...

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Liver and Gallbladder Problems

gallbladder according to Dorland's Medical Dictionary is ‘the pear shaped reservoir for the bile on the posteroinferior surface of the liver, between the right and the left quadrate lobe, from its neck the cystic duct projects to join the common bile duct'. The function of the gallbladder in the human body is to solve and concentrate bile, which is produced by the liver and is necessary for proper digestion of fats. What are Gallstones? Gallstones form when the liquid stored in...

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Liver Disease and Medium Chain Triglycerides

Liver Disease and Medium Chain Triglycerides Seth Fraley Liver disease encompasses numerous disorders which disrupt the normal functions of the liver. Normal liver functions include: breaking down harmful substances, removing waste products from the blood, storing nutrients and vitamins, and moderating chemical levels in the body. Types of liver disease include: viral hepatitis, autoimmune diseases (primary biliary cirrhosis), genetic diseases (hemochromatosis), alcoholic hepatitis, and non-alcoholic...

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Pathophysiology of Liver Cirrhosis

Chronic Alcoholism (started drinking half gallon of tuba every day at the age of 16, beer and redhorse 2-3 times a week) Chronic Alcoholism (started drinking half gallon of tuba every day at the age of 16, beer and redhorse 2-3 times a week) Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cirrhosis Risk Factors * Chronic alcoholism * Smoking * Diet Malnutrition Risk Factors * Chronic alcoholism * Smoking * Diet Malnutrition Predisposing Factors * Age > 45 y/o * Gender (more common in male) ...

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