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1

Properties of sinusoids?

leaky + have kuppfer cells

2

What happens from zones 1-3?

they receive progressively less oxygen and blood flow

3

whats in the portal tract?

thick walled hepatic artery
thin-walled portal vein
bile-duct

4

What are the vessels of the portal tract lined with?

cuboidal epithelium

5

what replaces hepatocytes that are lost in chronic liver damage?

collagen

6

name 2 cholestatic liver enzymes

alkaline phosphatase, gamma-GT

7

name 2 hepatocellular liver enzymes

transaminases (AST, ALT)

8

in cholestatic jaundice, what color will urine and stools be?

urine = dark
stools = pale

9

if there's itching, what type of jaundice is it?

cholestatic - conjugated

10

is pre-hepatic conjugated or un? and why?

unconjugated, as its conjugated in the liver by being bound to glnucaronic acid

11

tests for jaundice

liver enzymes: very elevated AST/ALT suggest liver disease
biliary obstruction: (US) - dilated intrahepatic bile ducts

12

what is leuconychia?

white nails/milk spots