liver

Asked by  | 26th Jul, 2009, 05:53: AM

Expert Answer:

The liver is a vital organ present in vertebrates and some other animals; it has a wide range of functions.

Liver plays a major role in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. In addition, it has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. 

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, including the synthesis and breakdown of small and complex molecules, many of which are necessary for normal vital functions.

Due to the many vital functions carried out by liver, it is an important organ essential for survival.

Answered by  | 29th Jul, 2009, 12:39: PM

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