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Unformatted text preview: Liver Physiology, Larry Frolich, Yavapai Colleg The Liver To get there, we need to 1. Get it situated ( ANATOMY ) 2. Get it a blood supply with all the stuff in the blood that it needs to do its work ( PHYSIOLOGY or organ-level function) 3. See the micro-structure of the liver ( HISTOLOGY ) 4. Marvel at the wonder of hepatocytes, or liver cellsare they perhaps the most intelligent entities on the planet? ( CELL BIOLOGY ) The Challenge: In 20 minutes, can we at least start to find out what the liver has to do with cholesterol levels in our body? Liver Physiology, Larry Frolich, Yavapai Colleg Liver Brainstorm Largest solid-mass organ of the body Perhaps least understood, both popularly and scientifically? Brainstorm: 30 seconds and three adjectives or phrases (good to do in previous class or on-line) Liver Brainstormtake 30 seconds to write what comes outtop of your head Adjective/phrase 1: Adjective/phrase 2: Adjective/phrase 3: Liver Physiology, Larry Frolich, Yavapai Colleg Locate your liver Upper right quadrant deep to inferior ribs Dome of liver abuts aganst inferior diaphragm surface Left/right lobes Gall bladder is thin muscular sac on inferior surface where bile collects (1 above) 1. ANATOMY Liver Physiology, Larry Frolich, Yavapai Colleg Measuring liver span by percussion: variation in liver span Variation in liver span according to the vertical plane of examination. Since there is variability in where clinicians determine the mid-clavicular line to be, the inevitable consequence is that liver span may also vary even if multiple observers are perfectly accurate in measuring it....
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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LiverFunction3 - Liver Physiology, Larry Frolich, Yavapai...

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