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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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Where is the liver located ?

Where is the liver located ?

Liver: The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately below the right lung/diaphragm. It is beneath the lower margin of the rib cage. ...Read more

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I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

Possible: it is possible, if the liver is enlarged due to excess amount of fat, a person can get dull pain in the upper right abdomen. Other problems should be excluded, and an image of the liver is indicated ...Read more

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I want to donate half my liver to my fiance, what factors are considered? Where are these procedures performed?

I want to donate half my liver to my fiance, what factors are considered? Where are these procedures performed?

Your Health & Desire: Living donor liver transplantation can be performed safely at unos-certified liver transplant centers. The center will examine you from head to toe to make sure that you are motivated, aware of the risks, and healthy enough to donate and live a normal life after your operation. ...Read more

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Where is the liver and what is its function?

Where is the liver and what is its function?

Right side: The liver is central to certain functions: 1) synthesizing proteins, 2) metabolism, and 3) fluid balance in conjunction with the kidneys. When the liver fails it is difficult to manage the protein insufficiency and the inability to metabolize things appropriately. This can cause significant and life limiting symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I examine my liver manually ? Where exactly can I press ?

How can I examine my liver manually ? Where exactly can I press ?

Not reliably: The liver is a difficult organ to feel, simply because it lives under the rib cage on the right side. This protects the liver from physical damage. Thus, the physician can only reliably feel the liver if it is enlarged and then only under the rib cage border. A more reliable test is the liver ultrasound or other imaging, such as CT scan or MRI. Blood tests are also useful to assess liver health ...Read more

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