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Chapter 15 - Liver and Gallbladder

The liver is an accessory digestive gland with many functions. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver before release into the small intestine.

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Fig 004 Liver and Gallbladder

Liver

The liver has a variety of functions: glucose and lipid metabolism; synthesis of plasma proteins and lipoproteins; detoxification of drugs, metabolites, and xenobiotics; and the production of bile.

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MH 126b Liver

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MHS 206 Liver

Bile Canaliculi

Bile canaliculi are thin tubes that collect bile secreted by hepatocytes.

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MH 127 Liver

(azan)

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MHS 249 Liver

(ATPase)

Glycogen

Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that represents the main storage of glucose in body. Glycogen is made and stored primarily in the cells of the liver and skeletal muscle.

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MH 128 Liver

(periodic-acid Schiff's stain)

Kupffer Cells

Kupffer cells are the macrophages attached to endothelial cells of the liver.

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MH 031 Liver

(trypan blue uptake)

Liver Fetal

The liver is the site of blood formation (hematopoiesis) in the fetus.

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MH 125 Liver Fetal

Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a small pouch tha stores bile produced by the liver and concentrates it before release into the small intestine.

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MH 130a Gallbladder

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MH 130b Gallbladder

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MHS 261 Common Bile Duct