Fried, George H. Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York, New York.
- Comparative Anatomy
- Limiting plate
- Biliary system
- Comparative histology
- Parenchymal cells
- Sinusoidal lining cells
- Connective tissue
- Metabolic aspects
- Control of carbohydrate metabolism
- Interconversion of metabolites
- Blood protein manufacture
- Erythropoietic function
- Bile formation
- Vitamin storage
- Additional Readings
A large gland found in all vertebrates. It consists of a continuous parenchymal mass forming a system of walls (muralium) through which venous blood from the gut must pass. This strategic localization between nutrient-laden capillary beds and the general circulation is associated with hepatic regulation of metabolite levels in the blood through storage and mobilization mechanisms controlled by liver enzymes.
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