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The liver is a vital organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. It has a wide range of functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. The liver is necessary for survival; there is currently no way to compensate for the absence of liver function long term, although liver dialysis can be used short term.

This organ 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, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of lipids. The liver's highly specialized tissues regulate a wide variety of high-volume biochemical reactions, including the synthesis and breakdown of small and complex molecules, many of which are necessary for normal vital functions.

Medical terms related to the liver often start in hepato- or hepatic from the Greek word for liver, hēpar (ἡπαρ).

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If you like this animation, LIKE us on Facebook: This 3D medical animation shows minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, or cholecystectomy, using a laparoscope to remove gallstones. The animation begins by showing the normal anatomy of the liver and gallbladder. Over time, gallstones form within the gallbladder, blocking the cystic duct, and causing the gallbladder to become enlarged and inflamed. The procedure, sometimes called a "lap-chole", begins with the insertion of four trocar devices, which allow the physician to see inside the abdomen without making a large incision. Air is added to the abdominal cavity to make it easier to see the gall bladder. Next, we see a view through the laparascope, showing two surgical instruments grasping the gallbladder while a third severs the cystic duct. After the gallbladder is removed, the camera pans around to show that the cystic artery and vein, have already been clipped to prevent bleeding. ANCE00181
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0.22 min. | 0 user rating skin whitening tips for those people looking to learn how to lighten their skin safely and remove age (liver spots) spots, brown spots, skin discoloration, freckles and get whiter skin.
0.73 min. | 1.63 user rating Author of new Master Cleanse book answers the three most frequently asked questions. The Master Cleanse also known as the Lemonade Diet is a complete body detox diet if you will, that has been brought into the lime light by Peter Glickmans book Lose Weight, Have More Energy which is first new book since Stanley Burroughs released The Master Cleanser decades ago. The most successful of any diet, or detox of its kind known for more than just a liver detox diet but as a full body cleanse. More recently quite a few celebrities have made well known this once quite little yellow book. Gwyneth Paltrow, Vince Vaughn, and Toby Mcguire are the most recent celebs to join the list but brought on by Beyonce Knowles, Robin Quivers, and Isaac Hayes originally. The lemon detox diet as it is called now, was first used to treat ulcers and Later discovered to be a successful treatment of many other diseases, even better a trend emerged that the Master Cleanse was a disease preventative tool, and a contributor to maintaining overall good health. I want to help you regain your vibrant good health and think this is a great easy and low cost way to do it. For more info we have the original and largest website to help you with your goals of a healthier you. So give a rest to your digestive organs, allow your body to rejuvenate and get healthy! Peter Glickman of
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Age Spot Removal Using Ag3derm Ag3derm Cream seen featured on this video is now replaced by a new & improved 100% Natural Liquid Formula. What is Ag3derm? Ag3derm is a 100% natural formula that is applied to the pigmentation directly twice daily. It destroys sun-damaged skin cells making the skin smoother and more youthful-appearing. Side effects are normally a redness and tenderness around the treated area, this can continue for several weeks even after the treatment has stopped. The blemish will slowly disappear and new pink skin will grow and it will then blend in with the surrounding skin. Most people do not experience all of the side effects. It can take 2 weeks of applying the solution and 4/6 weeks to finally clear. Avoid the sun or a high SPF sun cream should be used. Wash your hands thoroughly, immediately after applying this product. Use care when applying around the eyes, nose and mouth. Age spots, liver spots, solar lentigines, melasma, chloasma & pigmentation are all terms used to describe a build-up of excess melanin on the surface of the skin generally caused by the bare skin being exposed to the sun without being protected by high factor sun protection creams. This causes the skin to be generally darker in patches, and at the same time untold heartache. No one who is afflicted by an age spot or liver spot is happy about it. Treatments for age spot removal, liver spot removal, are generally the same. Methods to treat age spots and treat <b>...</b>
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1.50 min. | 0 user rating â Fatty liver treatment â Finding the right information about fatty liver treatment & symptoms, is crucial to managing fatty liver. Learn more about the best current treatment for you. ⺠ Website: Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible. Discussions YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: THIS VIDEO CAN NOT BE RE-UPLOADED OR USED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM MAINMD PRODS -MainMD © All Rights Reserved-
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Hank explains the science behind the "cinnamon challenge," and reveals why it is nearly impossible to complete. Do not attempt the cinnamon challenge! Instead, why not just watch some videos of the thousands of YouTubers failing at it! That's what we at SciShow call doing it "the Smart Way." Like SciShow: Follow SciShow: Watch John try the cinnamon challenge on Crash Course World History: References scishow, science, chemistry, cinnamon, cinnamon challenge, impossible, mouth, saliva, mucus, enzymes, bark, cellulose, water, volatile organic compound, VOC, dangerous, medical, powder, breath, central nervous system, gasp, gasping, pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, sensitive, tissue, alveoli, immune system, white blood cells, inflammation, pneumonia, scarring, choking, coumarin, liver damage, internet, poison control center, emergency, call, hank green
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Get Squid's 10 secret moves! How to Pull It Off: 1. Establish your stance. 2. Step forward with left foot. 3. Turn shoulders left, so your right shoulder is above your left knee. 4. Throw a left hook. Aim at a 45-degree angle and hit mid center of opponent's abdomen, on the right side. 5. Keep your right hand by your face to block. Bang, that's Bas Rutten's infamous liver shot. In case you didn't know, the liver's on the right side of the abdomen. One hard strike'll cause extreme pain all through the body, so do it right and you'll walk away the winner. Top 5 MMA Surges: 1. Bas Rutten's Liver Shot: 2. The Triangle Choke: 3. Rear Naked Choke: 4. Double Leg Takedown: 5. The Guillotine: About Squid: Originally from Queens, NYC, The Squid has a history of taking down the competition. He has dominated at Vale Tudo contests, Grappler's Quest Nationals, even the National Fighting Championship. Follow him on Twitter at
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Expert Panel of Pediatric Liver Specialists Establishes National ... - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--While most children with chronic HBV will not require treatment, they are at imminent risk for progression to serious -liver- disease. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:38:29 GMT+00:00
Japanese Researchers Report On Liver Transplantation Studies Using Animal And ... - RedOrbit Tweet this news
RedOrbit--Two research teams from the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine (Okayama, Japan) have reported breakthrough studies in -liver- cell transplantation ... - Date : Tue, 19 Oct 2010 18:33:41 GMT+00:00
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PR Newswire (press release)--The Company's initial focus is on the treatment of primary and metastatic -liver- cancers. In 2010, Delcath concluded a Phase III metastatic melanoma study, ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:06:50 GMT+00:00
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Correspondence between anatomic lobes and Couinaud segments
Functional anatomy : Lobes
Segment* Couinaud segments
Caudate 1
Lateral 2, 3
Medial 4a, 4b
Right 5, 6, 7, 8

Anatomy of torso, digestive system: accessory digestive glands (TA A05.8-9, GA 11.1188)

diaphragmatic surface: Bare area of the liver * Ligamentum venosum visceral surface: Gastric impression * Duodenal impression * Colic impression * Renal impression * Suprarenal impression * Porta hepatis * Round ligament of liver lobes: Left lobe * Right lobe (Caudate lobe, Quadrate lobe) Fibrous capsule of Glisson * Lobules of liver * Space of Disse * Space of Mall * Liver sinusoid
Biliary tract
Bile ductsintrahepatic (from Bile canaliculus and Canals of Hering): Interlobular bile ducts * Left hepatic duct * Right hepatic duct
extrahepatic: Common hepatic duct * Cystic duct * Common bile duct
Gallbladderby region: Body * Fundus * Neck
by region: Tail * Body * Neck * Head * Uncinate process by function: Islets of Langerhans * Exocrine pancreas ducts: Pancreatic duct * Accessory pancreatic duct
Hepatopancreatic ampulla * Sphincter of Oddi

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