Internal organ of vertebrate species which is important for a lot of biochemical functions including production of molecules, detoxification and production of glycogen.

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Size of classical liver lobule across species

A classical liver lobule is made up of a central vein and the portal triads. A typical human liver weighs around 3 lbs. , while a typical bovine liver weighs around 12 lbs. I was wondering if anyone ...
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When you have your gallbladder removed, how does it affect bile flow into your small intestine?

Cholecystectomy, or removal of the gallbladder, is a common operation that is performed around the world. The gallbladder is typically viewed as a storage organ for bile produced by the liver. The ...
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Why GH is tropic and non tropic?

I was wondering why Growth Hormone (GH) has both a tropic and a non tropic effect. Maybe it does have a tropic effect because it stimulates the liver to secrete insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), but ...
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Why is alcohol purged from the body more slowly when we sleep?

It is a popular belief that when you get asleep after drinking alcohol, in the morning you have higher level in your blood than if you stayed awake the whole night. Is this true? If so, why? Is it ...