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Introduction The liver is a vital organ present in vertebrates. It plays a major role in: Metabolism Glycogen storage Decomposition of red blood cells Plasma protein synthesis Hormone production Detoxification Blood supply to the liver Dual blood supply: dominant venous source and lesser arterial one Hepatic Portal vein brings 70-80% of blood to liver (Part of the Portal Triad) Contains 40% more oxygen than systemic circuit and sustains hepatocytes
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Unformatted text preview: Carries virtually all nutrients absorbed by the alimentary tract (except lipids) to the sinusoids Short vein formed by superior mesenteric vein and splenic veins posterior to neck of pancreas Hepatic artery accounts for 20-25% of blood received by liver. It is a branch of celiac trunk- that divides into common hepatic artery and the hepatic artery proper....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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