Digest3 - Liver Functions: Carbohydrate metabolism Protein...

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Liver • Functions: – Carbohydrate metabolism – Protein metabolism – Lipid metabolism – Production of bile – Synthesis of plasma proteins – Removal of drugs, toxins etc. from the bloodstream – Phagocytosis of old/damaged RBCs – Storage of vitamins and minerals.
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Note the position of the gallbladder and the structures at the hilum. Liver
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Liver • Main digestive output • Sent to: • Ducts: – Common Hepatic – Common bile – Cystic.
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Liver • CT capsule • CT septa • Liver lobules.
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Central vein Hepatic cords. Portal triad Sinusoidal capillaries Bile canaliculi. Liver Lobule
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2 blood vessels at each corner. Portal arteriole… Portal venule… Both empty. .. Central veins take blood to… Liver Lobule
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As blood travels thru a liver sinusoid, its: Nutrient content will: Oxygen content will: Carbon dioxide content will: Toxin content will: Pathogen content will: Plasma protein content will:
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Bile Canaliculi
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Bile • Bile salts • Emulsification • Surface area
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course LS 101 taught by Professor Abdul during the Spring '11 term at Montgomery College.

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Digest3 - Liver Functions: Carbohydrate metabolism Protein...

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