Excretion in Mammals (Liver)

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1. What does the hepatic portal vein do?

  • Carries blood with products from digestion to the liver.
  • Takes oxygenated blood to the heart.
  • Connects the hepatic veins and arteries.
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2. What do Kupffer cells in the sinusoids do?

  • Act as macrophages to ingest foreign particles and prevent disease.
  • Remove water from the blood to create urine.
  • Produce and spread mucus.
  • Clean the blood of toxins.

3. Deamination of amino acids converts ______ into urea.

  • Ethanal
  • Sinusoids
  • Ammonia
  • Amino acids

4. Briefly, what is carbohydrate metabolism?

  • Hepatocytes convert glucose to glycogen, which is stored in the liver and restored to glucose when needed.
  • Increasing the digestion and metbolism of carbohydrates.
  • Reducing the digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • Using carbohydrates to increase overall metabolism and assist the liver.

5. What are liver cells called?

  • Ciliated epithelial cells.
  • Kupffer cells.
  • Hepatocytes
  • Glycogens.

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