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The role of the Liver. Second to none, important to all…. By: Daddy Watson, Tyra Moore, X-Factor, and Hops Green. Location! Location! Location!. The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the chest, under the lower ribs. spans almost the entire width of the body.
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By: Daddy Watson, Tyra Moore, X-Factor, and Hops Green.
- Generally one will find diagrams only showing 2 lobes as opposed to 4 in the liver because the right and left lobe areas are the anterior of the liver and represent general categorizing.
4 lobe representation
“2” lobe representation
The liver is made up of cells called hepatocytes which regulate (add/remove) substances from the liver
-transports blood from the heart to the liver supplying it with oxygenated blood.
2) Portal vein
- brings blood with nutrients to the liver from the small intestine.
-this vein ensures that the liver has first access to amino acids and sugars absorbed after a meal is digested.
- Did you know that the LIVER is the ONLY organ in the human body that can regenerate itself??
- Bile is released from the Liver into the Gallbladder where it is stored until it’s needed. It then passes into the duodenum of the small intestine.
The Liver’s role in detoxifying the body is changing, or detoxifying toxins into substances that can be SAFELY eliminated from the body.
Examples of toxins are alcohol, drugs, excess Vitamin A, etc.
*Active intermediary conversions occur in order for the liver to extract the necessary elements of that toxin, otherwise the toxin would just be a useless waste product. (Not all toxins are useful. An example of some that are, are pharmaceutical drugs.)
- Vitamin A is stored in the liver, metabolized, and shipped out when needed. Too much of it can be toxic to the body.
* PHASE 2 is necessary because active intermediaries are VERY toxic, and if they are not combined with water-soluble biochemicals, those toxins will build up in the body and cause harm.
- The Liver filters more than a quart of blood each minute.
The Liver converts carbs., fats, and proteins into glucose to regulate blood sugar.