Which one of these sentences is correct about the liver ?
The liver can regenerate itself, and is vital for us. It approximately measures 10cm of length.
How much does it weight?
Indeed, the liver weights little more than 1.5kg.
Where is it located in the body?
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?
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?
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?
As we mentionned before, its three main functions are : toxins purification, nutrient synthesis, and energy storage.
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