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  • the liver

    The Liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. The liver is the body’s processing and “manufacturing” plant. It has hundreds of roles but the most important is adjusting and monitoring the chemical composition of your blood‚ breaking down food to convert it into energy when you need it. It also helps you fight infections. Its dark color is because of a rich blood supply. In the average adult is is about 8 inches wide‚ 6.5 inches long and 4.5 inches thick and weighs approximately 3.5

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  • Liver

    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 the main

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  • Liver

    ACTIVITY/REST * May report: Weakness‚ fatigue‚ exhaustion * May exhibit: Lethargy * Decreased muscle mass/tone CIRCULATION * May report: History of/recent onset of heart failure‚ pericarditis‚ rheumatic heart disease‚ or cancer (causing liver impairment leading to failure) * Easy bruising‚ nosebleeds‚ bleeding gums * May exhibit: Hypertension or hypertension (fluid shifts) * Dysrhythmias‚ extra heart sounds (S3‚ S4) * Jugular venous distension (JVD)‚ distended abdominal

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  • Cirrhosis of the Liver

    About 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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  • Ligaments in the liver

    Ligaments.—The liver is connected to the under surface of the diaphragm and to the anterior wall of the abdomen by five ligaments; four of these—the falciform‚ the coronary‚ and the two lateral—are peritoneal folds; the fifth‚ the round ligament‚is a fibrous cord‚ the obliterated umbilical vein. The liver is also attached to the lesser curvature of the stomach by the hepatogastric and to the duodenum by the hepatoduodenal ligament (see page 1157).    17   The falciform ligament (ligamentum falciforme

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  • THE HUMAN LIVER

    THE HUMAN LIVER Steve Shockley SC235: General Biology 1: Human Perspectives Professor Alissa Rennie January 4‚ 2015 The Liver is the body ’s second largest organ‚ weighing about three pounds in an average adult. The human Liver performs many vital functions and is not like any other organ‚ it cannot be compensated by other organs or machines. It is positioned in the upper right side of the abdomen‚ just under the diaphragm. It’s a reddish brown color with four bulging lobes. The main

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  • Cirrhosis of the Liver

    Cirrhosis of the Liver Cirrhosis of the Liver: Causes‚ Detection and Prevention University of Phoenix- Online Campus Cirrhosis of the Liver is a horrible disease that takes the lives of many people every year. There are many causes‚ symptoms‚ ways to diagnose and treatments that surround this disease as well as many ways that this fatal disease can be prevented. The liver is a key organ when it comes to making the body function properly (National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

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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 Failure

    many things that cause liver failure‚ but is only two that interest me most. Acute liver failure and cirrhosis of the liver because they are different but yet the same. I will be delivering the following information about these diseases. The cause the pathology‚ clinical consequences‚ evolutions‚ treatment and prognosis. Acute liver failure is the appearance of the severe complications rapidly after the first signs of liver disease such as jaundice and indications that the liver has severe damage.

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