Flashcards in Liver structure and function Deck (15):
What are the 4 lobes of the liver?
Which lobe is bigger?
What 3 structures make up the porta?
Hepatic portal vein
What ducts pass through the Sphincter of Oddi?
Common bile duct
What is the are area of the liver?
Only area not covered by connective tissue and visceral peritoneum
What does the coronary ligament attach?
Attaches liver to underside of diaphragm
What are the functional cells of the liver called?
What are the bile canaliculus
Cleft like lumens that lie between cells within each cord
What are sinusoids?
Fenestrated capillaries that process blood as it comes through
What are the functions of the liver?
Production and secretion of bile
What is the function of the Sphincter of Oddi?
Controls release of bile and pancreatic juice into duodenum
What layer is the gallbladder missing?
What is the process of bilirubin?
Bilirubin extracted from blood by hepatocytes and secreted into bile
Bilirubin modified bacterial enzymes
Reabsorbed bilirubin excreted in urine
Where are bile acids made?
Synthesised in the liver from cholesterol