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2. How is oxygenated blood delivered to the liver?

  • Hepatic artery
  • Hepatic vein
  • Portal vein
  • Hepatic portal vein

3. Why does blood from the hepatic artery and hepatic portal vein mix in the sinusoids?

  • To increase the oxygen content of the blood from the hepatic portal vein, providing hepatocytes with plenty of oxygen.
  • To reduce the oxygen content of the blood from the hepatic portal vein, stopping the hepatocytes from getting oxygen.
  • To clean the blood.
  • To make the system more efficient.

4. Briefly, what is deamination of excess amino acids?

  • Turning ammonia into amino acids to remove toxins.
  • The removal of an amine group from a molecule, preventing the excretion of useful excess proteins.
  • Breaking down amino acids and proteins to remove them from the blood.

5. What do hepatocytes do?

  • Get rid of sugar and salt in the blood.
  • They secret bile from the breakdown of blood into canaliculi, which drains into bile ductules into the gall bladder.
  • Clean the blood of toxins.
  • Secrete urea into the bladder.

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