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1

Where is albumin produced?

Liver

2

What does albumin do?

Regulates osmotic pressure

Transporter (e.g bilirubin)

3

What happens to the albumin level in liver disease?

Reduced

4

Why is the albumin level reduced in liver disease?

Liver produces it

Diseased liver can't produce as much

5

What are the two main features of acute liver disease?

Encephalopathy - confusion, coma

Increased clotting time

6

Why does clotting time increase in liver disease?

Liver produces factors involved in coagulation

Diseased liver produces less factor