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Anotomy Research Project

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Samantha Cooper

on 7 December 2012

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Anatomy Research Project The liver is an extremely important organ in our body. It removes many harmful chemicals that enter our bodies every day. Excessive alcohol consumption can harm the liver and impact its ability to work. What is the function and role of the liver? Functions of liver: How does alcohol damage the liver? ii. i. What are the effects of alcohol on the body? iii. iv. What can be done to prevent the damage to the liver?
What can be done to fix the damage to the liver? http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_function_of_the_liver http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-liver-failure http://www.loveyourliver.com.au/your-liver/what-can-damage-your-liver produces bile for the break down of fats
converts glucose (sugars) to glycogen (stored sugar)
filters harmful substances from the blood such as alcohol
storage of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, D, E, & K)
responsible for producing cholesterol. produces about 80% within the body.
matures red blood cells Converts toxic product into nontoxic ones.
Liver actively participates in metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Vitamins and Minerals.
It excretes bile pigments, bile salts, cholesterol through bile.
It synthesizes plasma proteins.
It stores glycogen, vitamin A, D and B12 and trace elements The function of the liver has many roles: Steatosis, or fatty liver
Alcoholic hepatitis
Cirrhosis Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:
changes the structure of the liver and the blood vessels that nourish it formation of fibrous tissue an inflammation of the liver caused by alcohol the collection of excessive amounts of triglycerides and other fats inside liver cells.
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