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The Liver
Liver Structure
Liver cells ­ hepatocytes ­ carry out hundreds of metabolic processes ­
homeostasis.
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…

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




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

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