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Body Systems - 7th Grade: Liver

BBC: Liver Fact file

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Encyclopedia Britannica: Liver

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Liver explained - Better Health Channel

      The liver clears toxins from the body, processes food nutrients and is involved in regulating body metabolism. Fat accumulation, alcohol misuse, viral infection, iron or copper accumulation, toxic damage and cancer can damage the liver. Liver disorders include fatty liver, cirrhosis, hepatitis, haemochromatosis, autoimmune liver disorders, cancer and some rare inherited diseases.


      The liver is the largest solid organ (the largest of all is the skin) and the largest gland in the human body. In an adult it weighs typically about 1.6 kilograms (3½ pounds), and is about 18 cm (7 inches) across and 15 cm (6 inches) deep at its deepest part.

      Medical terms to do with the liver often start in hepato- or hepatic from the Greek hepar for liver. Read more...

Anatomy of the Liver

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Functions of the Liver

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Liver Video

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Functions of the Liver

 Function of the Liver

     Liver regularizes the level of blood sugar in the body by turning all the excess of sugar into glycogen. This glycogen is stored into the body and is converted back into glucose when the sugar level of the body goes down. Read more...

Liver Disorders

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