Sep 28, 2015
Digestion - bile breaks down fat to be absorbed by intestines
Metabolism - breaking down food into useful pieces
Your liver helps you store those energy sources until you need them - like times when you’re not eating.
Your body does lots of processes for you while you’re sleeping.
Glucose is a main...
Sep 21, 2015
Liver - have one.
Lobule - yep!
Liver makes bile, helps digest fat in the intestines. Gallbladder? Holds bile until your intestines need bile.
3 main energy sources: Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins
Intestines absorb them into the blood and send them to the liver.
Metabolism = change
Sep 14, 2015
Liver shaped like a triangle - check!
Lobule, hepatocytes, vessels - check! Hundreds of thousands - got it!
Hepatocytes make bile.
It’s colors green due to red blood cell waste (bilirubin).
Bile consists of water, salt, cholesterol, bilirubin.
Bile moves from hepatocytes in liver to the...
Sep 7, 2015
Your liver is shaped like a lumpy triangle.
It is part of the digestive system, so having it close to the organs that carry your food means that blood doesn’t have to travel very far to get things to and from this organ.
During a physical exam, your doctor finds its location and size by percussing (aka...