Flashcards in Liver general Deck (12):
Properties of sinusoids?
leaky + have kuppfer cells
What happens from zones 1-3?
they receive progressively less oxygen and blood flow
whats in the portal tract?
thick walled hepatic artery
thin-walled portal vein
What are the vessels of the portal tract lined with?
what replaces hepatocytes that are lost in chronic liver damage?
name 2 cholestatic liver enzymes
alkaline phosphatase, gamma-GT
name 2 hepatocellular liver enzymes
transaminases (AST, ALT)
in cholestatic jaundice, what color will urine and stools be?
urine = dark
stools = pale
if there's itching, what type of jaundice is it?
cholestatic - conjugated
is pre-hepatic conjugated or un? and why?
unconjugated, as its conjugated in the liver by being bound to glnucaronic acid
tests for jaundice
liver enzymes: very elevated AST/ALT suggest liver disease
biliary obstruction: (US) - dilated intrahepatic bile ducts