The Liver

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The Functions of the Liver:

The human liver has a wide range of functions:

-control of blood glucose levels,amino acids,lipid levels

-synthesis of red blood cells in the foetus,bile,plasma protiens,cholestero

-storage of vitamins A,D and B12

-detoxification of alcohol and drugs

-breakdown of hormones

-destruction of red blood cells

Formation of Urea:

Excess amino acids cannot be stored as the amine groups make them toxic. However the amino acids contain a lot of energy which can be used

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