liver

Ani Jimenez
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Ani Jimenez
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Location, Parts and Functions of the liver

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liver
  1. Location
    1. Located in the upper-right portion of the abdominal cavity under the diaphragm and to the right of the stomach, the liver consists of four lobes
    2. Parts
      1. Two main Lobes
        1. Eight segments each one
          1. Made up of a thousand lobules
      2. Functions
        1. Production of bile, which helps carry away waste and break down fats in the small intestine during digestion
          1. Production of cholesterol and special proteins to help carry fats through the body
            1. Production of certain proteins for blood plasma
              1. Store and release glucose as needed
                1. Processing of hemoglobin for use of its iron content
                  1. Conversion of harmful ammonia to urea
                    1. Regulating blood clotting
                      1. Resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream
                        1. Clearance of bilirubin
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