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Where is the anatomical location of liver enzymes in the hepatocytes?

Where is the anatomical location of liver enzymes in the hepatocytes?

Liver enzymes: Liver enzymes are in the different parts of the organ with no specific anatomic location. Some enzymes are located in the membrane of the hepatocyte, others in the cytoplasm of the hepatocyte and others are in the cells that line the bile ducts. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Can liver transplant is possible in the fourth stage of liver cancer?

Can liver transplant is possible in the fourth stage of liver cancer?

May be: Depends on type of cancer, location, size and number of lesions. If stage 4 is from another site ( like colon cancer) then transplant is not an option. U need to discuss with ur oncologist. ...Read more

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Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

No: Most people do not develop these complications. In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people. ...Read more

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Is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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Sometimes: In addition to the cyp pathways humans use esterases and dehydrogenases to break down pesticides in the liver. These pathways are used to break down many toxins as well as drugs so one way pesticides cause damage is by overwhelming liver detox capability. ...Read more

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What is the diagramatic position of the lungs and liver in human beings?

What is the diagramatic position of the lungs and liver in human beings?

Diaphram: The diaphram separates the abdomen from the chest with the lungs being above and the liver below. ...Read more

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Where does yersinia pestis infect the most in the body?

Where does yersinia pestis infect the most in the body?

See below: Yersinia pestis the cause of plague has 2 main forms. Bubonic plague causes regional lymph node swelling usually in the groin, axilla or neck. Pneumonic plague affects the lungs. ...Read more

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What is the source of blood in the hepatic portal system?

What is the source of blood in the hepatic portal system?

Here's a lecture...: ...by Andrew Wolf on the subject (9.41 minutes long). It's very nicely presented regarding hepatic portal circulation, including a review of the portal vein anatomy. Link to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czTB8RpY0ag ...Read more

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Is amyloidosis in the liver genetic?

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Is amyloidosis in the liver genetic?

It can be: Tough to answer in this format. There are 2 major types of amyloid: 1) al, and 2) aa. Al is due to a type of blood cell cancer (plasma cell), and aa is due to a wide variety of diseases that cause chronic inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis, chronic infections, among others). Most genetic studies have focused on how people form amyloid lesions, and there is some suggestion that this can be genetic. ...Read more

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What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

Many: Many parts of the body are affected by cirrhosis. The more important parts include the following: brain - cirrhosis can cause confusion or "encephalopathy." esophagus - cirrhosis can cause varices which can bleed. Abdomen - cirrhosis can cause abdominal swelling or "ascites." liver - cirrhosis can cause cancer of your liver. Muscles - cirrhosis can cause "muscle wasting" or weakness. ...Read more

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Signs of ulcers in the liver in a diagram?

Ulcer and Liver: Ulcer is a disease of mucosa. It is a crater like lesion that occurs in the intestinal tract such as esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines. Ulcer is not seen in the liver and thus there is no diagram for it. ...Read more

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What is the function of andrews liver salt in the body?

What is the function of andrews liver salt in the body?

Pricey placebo: The stuff is a mix of magnesium sulphate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which may make you belch) and citric acid (for taste, i suppose). It won't touch your liver. It is a scam. Don't waste your money. If you are sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's required by law not to tell you outrageous untruths. ...Read more

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Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

In the back: The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side. A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain. ...Read more

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Are there methods to control the spread of liver flukes in humans?

Are there methods to control the spread of liver flukes in humans?

Sanitation: Flukes come from contaminated water and food. Avoid wading in dirty waters, cook food thoroughly, drink filtered water. ...Read more

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Where in the world is hepatitis C the most prevalent?

Where in the world is hepatitis C the most prevalent?

Egypt: Unfortunately, due to a mass vaccination program in the 70s, where the same needle was used on multiple patients, many patients in egypt contracted hepatitis c. Of note, patients in the middle east are more likely to have genotype 4, whereas most patients in the U.S. Have genotype 1. ...Read more

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Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Deep in the belly: The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, and in front of the spine. On the right side, the pancreas is bounded by the duodenum (small intestine), and on the left side it is bounded by the spleen. There are several very large blood vessels that touch the pancreas as well. This challenging anatomy demands that a specialist operate on the pancreas. ...Read more

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Is multiple cysts biliary in the liver dangerous?

Is multiple cysts biliary in the liver dangerous?

Hepatic cysts: Many people have cysts in their livers. Mot cases cause no issues. ...Read more

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What is the liver and thyroid tumours likelihood in humans?

What is the liver and thyroid tumours likelihood in humans?

Both not uncommon: Thyroid tumors are unique in that in spite of the excessive blood supply to the gland, metastasis is essentially never found. Stimulation from pituitary can produce glandular adenomas and conversion to Ca. The liver is not a common site of primary disease such as hepatoma from Hep B and C. Rather many of the tumors are metastatic due from colon, lung, breast. ...Read more

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Where is the liver located? What are the symptoms of liver problems and where is liver pain felt?

Where is the liver located? What are the symptoms of liver problems and where is liver pain felt?

Right upper abdomen: The liver is up under the bottom of the rib cage, and if there is pain from the liver, which can occur with swelling, it would be in this location. Liver disease is an entire specialty within gastroenterology. The gallbladder more commonly causes pain, and is attached to the liver. If you're worried something may be wrong, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is multiple cysts biliary in the liver dangerous?!

Is multiple cysts biliary in the liver dangerous?!

Not necessarily : Benign cyst are usually incidentinomas are of no major. However larger cyst can create symptoms or rupture or get infected ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Mermel
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Leptospirosis (Definition)

A severe infection caused by a specific bacteria that usually occurs in warmer climates. The bacteria is typically found in fresh water that is ...Read more