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Liver - Feature by medicalicture - Biggest poison absorber in human body

11-27-2006 12:51 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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The liver is the largest digestive gland in the adult human body. Furthermore, it synthesizes proteins, produces bile and serves as the body's detoxification unit. Almost all nutrients absorbed from foods will reach the liver which will distribute them according to the current metabolic needs.

Additionally, the liver functions as a storage unit Vitamins and Glycogen. All together it plays over three hundred known roles in maintaining homeostasis in the human body and is thus one of the most vital organs.

Quicklink to liver feature http://liver.medical-picture.com

Anatomy of the Liver
The human adult liver weighs approx. 1400 to 1800 g. It has a soft, homogenous structure and is located within the right upper abdomen.

Pathological Liver
Pathological changes of the liver usually have severe consequences as it is such a vital organ. Some of the most commonly known liver diseases are alcohol abuse related cirrhosis cirrhosis , virus hepatitis and Jaundice.

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medicalpicture GmbH, Thomas Schmidt, Vogelsanger Str. 66, D-50823 Köln, fon: +49-221-92053-580, fax: +49-221-92053-133, mailto:info@medical-picture.com , home: www.medical-picture.com

medicalpicture Gmbh was founded in 2002 in Cologne, Germany and is a subsidiary of DocCheck AG, Cologne. The managing director and founder of medicalpicture is Thomas Schmidt. medicalpicture operates the fastest growing, web-based image database in Germany with more than 100,000 images from the worlds of health, medicine, pharmacy and science. The vast majority of image authors nationally and internationally are represented on an exclusive basis. In addition to licensing image media, medicalpicture offers solutions and services for image databases, image management and image management for the industry.

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