What are the various kinds of processes undertaken by the liver?

Asked by somyap | 29th Apr, 2010, 02:06: PM

Expert Answer:

The liver performs important roles in carbohydrate metabolism such as Gluconeogenesis, Glycogenolysis and Glycogenesis.

The liver also performs several roles in lipid and protein metabolism.

The liver produces several coagulation factors. 

The liver converts ammonia to urea.

The reticuloendothelial system of the liver contains many immunologically active cells.

The liver produces albumin, the major osmolar component of blood serum.

It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion through the emulsification of fats.

Liver carries out  detoxification - clearing the blood of drugs and other poisonous substances.

t resists infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream.

It carries out decomposition of red blood cells and processes hemoglobin for use of its iron content . Liver stores iron.

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2010, 09:10: AM

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