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Which one of these sentences is correct about the liver ?

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The liver can regenerate itself, and is vital for us. It approximately measures 10cm of length.

How much does it weight?

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Indeed, the liver weights little more than 1.5kg.

Where is it located in the body?

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Important if you need to do a liver exam : remember that it is located on your right side, contrary to the heart.

What is the liver for?

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These are its three vital functions: to eliminate toxins (especially the ones found in alcohol), to insure some metabolisms (carbohydrates, lipids and proteins), and stock the energy under the glycogen form.

What are hepatocytes?

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Hepatocytes are not enzymes, nor synthesized carbohydrates, but the main liver cells. They represent between 70% and 80% of them.* *Si-Tayeb K, Lemaigre FP, Duncan SA, « Organogenesis and development of the liver »

Which of these functions is not performed by the liver?

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As we mentionned before, its three main functions are : toxins purification, nutrient synthesis, and energy storage.

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What is fibrosis?

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Fibrosis is a liver scar tissue. It develops when the liver cells have been damaged, when they have suffered from chronic chemical aggressions, such as excessive alcohol, or virus.

Is fibrosis reversible?

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Yes, if the cause of the disease is treated and if the lesions are not too severe.

What is cirrhosis?

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Cirrhosis is not a cancer, but a liver state, including long term fibrosis. Common causes of liver damage include alcohol, viral hepatitis, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

What is hepatitis?

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Hepatitis is not a liver cancer, but a liver inflammation. There are several types of hepatitis: viral, alcoholic, steatohepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, acute hepatitis.

By which way hepatitis B cannot be transmitted?

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Simple physical and skin contact does not allow the virus to go from one host to another.

Which of the following is a mode of transmission for Hepatitis B, but not for Hepatitis C?

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Transmission through sexual contact is rare. The risk exists in case of blood presence during sexual contacts.

What is steatosis?

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Steatosis, commonly known as "fatty liver disease", is an accumulation of fat in liver cells.