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Liver, Functions, Diseases, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

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This book describes Liver Cell, Functions, Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
My liver is the largest solid organ in my body
It cleans my blood of all the toddy
My liver helps me by taking toxins out of the blood.
And detoxifies them from the food mud

It processes the good stuff that my body ingests
Into forms that the rest of the body will digest
It stores energy in the form of a sugar
Called glycogen kept like a treasure

My liver also breaks down protein
Into amino acids from meat and beans
Fats are digested by the hepatic bile
And sent to the intestine in a while

The liver also produces the cholesterol
Which become the male and female hormones all
But do not put the liver to the test
Avoid harmful stuff, poisons and the rest.

Waste or stuff that the body does not need
Will be removed by the feces at great speed
The liver helps with blood clotting
Factors which help you stop bleeding

A toast to my liver not with alcohol
But with pure water that is a cure-all
To the one that has kept me alive
You have helped me to survive

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

The liver is a reddish brown organ with four lobes of uneven size and shape.
A human liver normally has the weight of 1.44–1.66kg (3.2–3.7lb).
It is a soft, pinkish-brown triangular shaped organ.
It is both the largest internal organ (the skin being the largest organ overall) and the largest gland inside the human body.
It is sited in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity just under the diaphragm.
The liver is sited to the right of the stomach with the gallbladder situated under it.
It is joined to two large blood vessels, one called the hepatic artery and one called the portal vein.
The hepatic artery brings blood from the aorta.
The portal vein brings blood consisting digested nutrients from the whole gastrointestinal tract and also from the spleen and pancreas.

Life and Death of a Liver Cell
My name is Liver Man the liver Cell.
I was named Liver Man by my friends who feel that the Liver is an important and the largest internal organ of the human body.
The liver bud undergoes a period of accelerated growth as it is vascularized and taken over by hematopoietic cells to become the major fetal hematopoietic organ.
We liver cells slowly mature and continue until after birth to generate the characteristic tissue architecture of the liver.
Liver development occurs through a progressive series of tissue interactions between the embryonic endoderm and nearby mesoderm.
We are the most numerous cells of the liver, represent 70% of the volume and 60% in number.
Our shape is multifaceted, with a number of areas ranging from six to twelve.
We are often multinucleated and tetraploid, with the number of cores that can be up to four, a large nucleolus, rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum well developed, numerous cisternae of Golgi, ribosomes, lysosomes, mitochondria, peroxisomes.
Our nuclei are round with dispersed chromatin and prominent nucleoli.
Within the adult liver the IntraHepatic Bile Duct, portal vein and hepatic artery run in parallel and are referred to as the portal triad
We liver cells surround the portal triad.
We are organized in single cell sheets known as hepatic plates separated by sinusoid spaces that are connected to a network of blood vessels capillaries.
We liver cells are responsible for up to 500 separate functions, usually in combination with other systems and organs.
We liver cells are in the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue.
25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver.
After a life span of 5 months, we liver cells die as a result of apoptosis.

Chapter 1 Liver Cell
Chapter 2 Functions
Chapter 3 Life Cycle

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