Asked Oct 30, 2019

What is the functional unit of liver? What are the liver cells called? 


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The liver is an organ that is found in vertebrates and functions to detoxify metabolites, protein synthesis, and the production of biochemicals that are necessary for digestion. It is located below the diaphragm and upper right area of the abdomen. Some other roles performed by the liver are RBC decomposition, glycogen storage, and hormone synthesis.

Step 2

The functional unit of the liver is termed as the hepatic lobule. A lobule is composed of various hepatocytes, hepatic cells. The lobules are connected to each other by the dense, irregular, fine, an elastic layer of connective tissues.

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