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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

Test for high LFT's: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts. Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, as well as problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Start with blood tests to identify possiblities. ...Read more

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Just had a liver biopsy? Positive pas kupffer cells portal marothphayes. What does this mean?

Just had a liver biopsy? Positive pas kupffer cells portal marothphayes. What does this mean?

Non specific: These are nonspecific descriptors without your clinical history and reason for the liver biopsy, it's difficult to know exactly what it means. In general, elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver injury and with the biopsy findings doctor can figure out where the injury is occurring within the liver and what cells or liver structures are affected. ...Read more

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Alp 170 liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Alp 170     liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Not specific: These are nonspecific descriptors without your clinical history and reason for the liver biopsy, it's difficult to know exactly what it means. In general, elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver injury and with the biopsy findings we can make figure out where the injury is occurring within the liver and what cells or liver structures are affected. ...Read more

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Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Induced effect: EtOH induces proliferation of smooth ER in hepatocytes in order to detoxify the body. Specific drugs will do the same. ...Read more

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Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Liver maybe: In moderation, most otc meds are very safe. If taken all the time, and outside the norm of the packaging instructions (eg; "if taken for more than x amount of time-consult with physician") than some meds like Acetaminophen may cause liver problems. Don't try to rationalize smoking illegal substances with this argument!...It's a losing battle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?

Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?

Unclear Question!: Please give background of why you ahve this question and then ask a simple questions so that we can explain and simplify your query ...Read more

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Germ cell cancer on spine, liver, ribs?

Germ cell cancer on spine, liver, ribs?

Could betreated: Simple explanation they are remanents of embryonic cells, now these tumor cells are in the spine, liver , ribs, origin could be from gonads ( testis or ovary ) or non gonadal . In spite of spread , due to excellent chemotherapeutic agents will assure reasonably good prognosis, cyclist lou armstrong is the best example. ...Read more

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