The Liver: Introduction (01:59)
The liver classifies, transforms, or neutralizes food and drink humans intake, and performs 504 jobs. It can also regenerate.
Anatomy of the Liver (02:10)
Hepatocytes and blood vessels comprise the liver. The heart sends blood from the hepatic artery and portal vein.
The Liver's Job (02:40)
Jobs include nutrient storage, manufacturing proteins, purification processes, and bile production.
Gallbladder and Bile (02:06)
The gallbladder stores bile underneath the liver. Water, cholesterol, bile salts, and liquids comprise bile, which dissolves fats in the duodenum.
Liver Diseases (03:21)
Renal dysfunction causes jaundice. Learn about hepatitis A, B, and C, cirrhosis, and other diseases. Pablo Neruda and Jilly Perton dedicated "Ode to the Liver" to the organ.
Access to Summary (02:05)
The liver filters blood and eliminates toxic waste. The heart sends blood from the hepatic artery and portal vein. Jobs of the liver include nutrient storage, manufacturing proteins, purification processes, and bile production.
Credits: The Liver (02:14)
Credits: The Liver
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