liver

     

The liver is the largest internal organ in the human boy, and is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. The liver is necessary for survival, a human can only last up to 24 hours without liver function. It plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, and detoxification. The liver is also the largest gland in the human body. It lies below the diaphragm in the thoracic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion, via the emulsification of lipids. It also performs and regulates a wide variety of high-volume biochemical reactions requiring very specialized tissues.

Trivia about liver

  • Hepatitis & cirrhosis are diseases of this organ
  • This organ's oil is a good source of vitamins A & D
  • A German specialty, braunschweiger is a smoked sausage traditionally made from this organ meat
  • This vital organ is the largest gland in the human body
  • The hepatic portal vein connects the intestine to this organ
  • A Mr. Whipple shared the 1934 Nobel Prize for showing daily eating of this raw organ meat helps cure anemia
  • One of the most common ways to serve this organ meat is sauteed, with sauteed onions
  • Cirrhosis
  • Largely responsible for detoxification, it's the largest internal organ
  • Hepatic cells are found in the tissue of this organ; "bile secretion is our business"
  • Milk thistle reportedly lowers fat deposits in this organ as well as acting against cirrhosis in it
  • In 1926 Drs. Murphy & Minot fed patients a half pound of this organ meat a day to treat pernicious anemia
  • It's not the night for that single malt scotch tasting; your hepatoma in this organ has flared up, bringing fever
  • Sharks have no swim bladder so this oil-filled organ helps keep them from sinking
  • Bile, which breaks up large molecules of fatty foods, is made by this organ & stored in the gallbladder
  • Hepatic jaundice occurs when this organ can't process bilirubin properly
  • As its name indicates, the hepatic flexure is a bend in the colon just below this organ
  • (I'm Dr. Thomas Starzl.) In 1967, on a patient suffering from hepatoma, I performed the first successful human transplant of this organ
  • It's the part of a chicken in rumaki
  • French chefs use this part of the goose to make pate de foie gras
  • This organ removes excess glucose from the blood & stores it as glycogen
  • A young girl received the first dual transplant of the heart & this organ Feb. 14, 1984
  • Body detox center
  • Compton's Encycl. describes this largest internal organ as "a uniform blob of reddish-brown tissue"
  • (Jimmy of the Clue Crew in Portland, Maine) Real lobster lovers will look right in here to find the tamale, this green organ
  • This reddish-brown organ, the largest inside the body, is believed to perform at least 500 functions
  • (Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a plastinated body organ.) Weighing in at almost 4 pounds, this largest gland metabolizes fat, protein & carbs & is the body's treatment plant
  • Some ancient cultures made predictions by hepatoscopy, examining this organ of a sacrificed lamb
  • Dr. Thomas Starzl transplanted this organ in 1963 & went on to write "Experience in Hepatic Transplantation"
  • The gallbladder, in which extra bile is stored, lies just below this organ
  • Body cholesterol is both made and destroyed in this large organ
  • Yikes! This organ converts alcohol to acetaldehyde, which is 10 to 30 times more toxic than alcohol itself
  • Leberknodel are dumplings made from this organ meat
  • Often sauteed with onions (probably to mask the taste), this brownish large organ has great nutritional value
  • 19th century physiologist Claude Bernard found how this organ converts sugar to glycogen & stores it
  • The name of this organ that stores fat may come from a word that means "fat"
  • Le foie
  • Kupffer cells in this organ destroy worn out blood cells & filter bacteria
  • The common bile duct is formed by the cystic duct from the gallbladder & the hepatic duct from this organ
  • In '99, fast running out of original parts, Mr. K. had a transplant of this, due to hepatitis C complications
  • An internal organ containing 4
  • Fed by the hepatic portal veins, it weighs about a pound more in men than in women
  • Hepatitis, which can be severe or cause no symptoms at all, is an inflammation of this organ
  • In 2000 Rezulin followed Trovan & Druact as drugs withdrawn from sale for damaging this organ
  • Much of this organ's blood comes from the hepatic artery
  • An LFT tests the function of this organ
  • Galen believed that blood was produced in this largest internal organ & that it ebbed & flowed like the tide
  • A bowling ball to this 3-pound reddish brown filtering organ that consists of 4 lobes