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the largest internal organ of the human body

Liver

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-has a large factor of safety (takes time before it is destroyed)

Liver

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>if less than 80% of liver tissue is damaged =

liver can still maintain normal function, results of the tests for the liver is within RR

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>if more than 80% of the liver tissue is damaged =

start of insufficiency of liver, results of liver tests outside RR

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success of liver transplantation =

40%

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– quick energy: quick to be converted into glucose

Glycogen

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a) excretory function
tests:

i. bilirubin profile
ii. BSP
iii. RB

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b) Detoxifying/ conjugation function
a. Tests

i. Quick’s test
ii. Hippuric acid

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3 Sources of Bilirubin

1. 90% bilirubin product of hemoglobin (inside RBC) degradation [major source]
2. 5% bilirubin product of myoglobin
3. 5% bilirubin from cytochromes

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