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About Your Liver

Your liver is for life. You have only one and though it is unique in its ability to regenerate, it can only survive limited damage – so it does need looking after.

Place your right hand over the area under your ribs on the right side of your body and it will just about cover the area of the liver. The liver is the largest gland, and solid organ in the body, weighing some 1.8 kgs in a men and 1.3 kgs in women. It holds approximately 13% (about one pint or 0.57 litres) of the total blood supply at any given moment, and it has over 500 estimated functions.  

Anatomy of the liver

Macroscopic structure - The liver is the largest gland of the body, weighing 1200 -1600 g, it is wedge-shaped, and covered by a network of connective tissue (Glisson's capsule).  more...

Review of  Pathology of the Liver









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