Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1

The Liver
Liver Structure
Liver cells ­ hepatocytes ­ carry out hundreds of metabolic processes ­
Internal structure ­ gives good blood supply to most liver cells.

Blood Flow To and From the Liver
Liver is supplied with oxygenated and deoxygenated blood.
Oxygenated blood:

From heart aorta via…

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Liver Cells
Unspecialised ­ simple cuboidal shape with many microvilli on
Have many metabolic functions ­ protein synthesis,
transformation + storage of carbs, cholesterol + bile salt synthesis,
Dense cytoplasm specialised in amounts of certain organelles.

Kupffer Cells
Specialised macrophages
Move about within sinusoids
Involved in breakdown…


No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »