Location and internal structure
Liver is the largest gland found in the human body. Liver is about 1.6 Kg. in an adult man. Liver is reddish brown in colour, situated in the upper part of the abdominal cavity touching the diaphragm. Liver consists of two lobes, right and left lobes. The right lobe extends over the right part of the abdomen and the left lobe situated on the left side of the right lobe. Liver is covered with peritoneal membrane which keeps liver in position. On the interior surface of the liver, two longitudinal and one transversal fissures divide the liver into four lobes right, left, quadrate and caudate. In the right longitudinal fissure, gall bladder is present. Histologically, liver is formed of many pentagonal or hexagonal lobules separated by a sheath of connective tissue fibres called Glisson's Capsule . Glisson's capsule contains numerous interlobular blood vessels and interlobular bile ducts. Each hepatic lobule has a central or intralobular vein, around which a large number of hepatic cells are arranged in single row forming radial hepatic cords. Cytoplasm of hepatic cells store glycogen granules and fat droplets. Between hepatic cells, two types of channels are present:
Functions of liver
Liver is the most important organ of the body. Liver performs following functions:
Jaundice is a common disease of the liver due to which the skin becomes yellow. Jaundice results from the accumulation of bilirubin in the extracellular fluids, may be caused by excessive destruction of red blood corpuscles, damage the liver cells or obstruction of ducts which carry bile.
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A person cannot survive, without a healthy liver. The liver is the largest glandular organ in human body. Keeping the body pure of toxins and harmful substances is its important function.
The two large sections of this organ are: the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb, and process food.
Filtration of the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body is done by liver only. It also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
Common liver diseases include hepatitis infection, fatty liver disease, cancer as well as damage from alcohol, the pain reliever acetaminophen, and some cancer drugs.
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I am a Science student and also like to study about human body and its functions. Liver is the largest organ in our body. Liver helps in blood coagulation and also produces RBC(Red Blood Corpuscles) during fetal life.Liver also stores some vitamins . Human Liver has two lobes , left and right.The main job of the liver is to filter the blood.
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