Liver

1,552 views

Published on

My presentation on Liver!

Published in: Health & Medicine
1 Comment
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,552
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
88
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
126
Comments
1
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Liver

  1. 1. Liver<br />
  2. 2. Functions of liver<br />Detoxification<br />Protein Synthesis <br />Production of Biochemicals for digestion<br />Metabolism <br />
  3. 3. Anatomy of Liver<br />
  4. 4. Anatomy of Liver<br />The liver is a reddish brown organ with four lobes of unequal size and shape.<br />It is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity, resting just below the diaphragm.<br />It is connected to two large blood vessels.<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Physiology <br />A large part of amino acid synthesis.<br />The liver performs several roles in carbohydrate metabolism.<br />The liver is responsible for the mainstay of protein metabolism, synthesis as well as degradation.<br />
  7. 7. Diseases of the liver (infections)<br />Hepatitis A, B, C, E <br />Alcohol damage <br />Fatty liver <br />Cirrhosis <br />Cancer<br />Drug damage <br />
  8. 8. Physical Diagnosis of Liver Disease <br />
  9. 9. Disease signs<br />Pale Stool<br />Dark urine<br />Itching is the most common complaint by people who have liver failure<br />Swelling of the abdomen, ankles and feet <br />Excessive fatigue occurs from a generalized loss of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.<br />Bruising and easy bleeding are other features of liver disease<br />
  10. 10. Liver Biopsy <br />
  11. 11. Biopsy <br />To determine damage to the liver is with a biopsy. <br />A biopsy is not required in all cases, but may be necessary when the cause is unknown. <br />A needle is inserted into the skin just below the rib cage and a biopsy is obtained. The tissue is sent to the laboratory, where it is analyzed under a microscope. <br />
  12. 12. Facts<br />It is both the largest internal organ (the skin being the largest organ overall) and the largest gland in the human body.<br />The liver is the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver.<br />In the first trimester fetus, the liver is the main site of red blood cell production.<br />

×