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The Liver

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location, parts and functions od the liver
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Mind Map by michelle_maravil, updated more than 1 year ago
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The Liver
  1. Location
    1. Sits on the right side of the belly.
      1. Located in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity, it rest just below the diaphragm, to the righto of the stomach and overlying the gallbaladder.
      2. Parts
        1. The liver divided into two portions, the right and the left lobe, beteewn the lobes it 's the falciform ligament that delimits the lobes.
        2. Functions
          1. Protuction of bile, wich helps carry away waste and break down fast in the samll intestine during digestion.
            1. Store and release glucose as needed
              1. Procedding of hemoglobin for use of it's iron contenet (the liver stores iron)
                1. Clearing the blood of drugs and other harmful substances
                  1. Resising infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream
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