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1

What kinds of carbohydrate metabolism happens in liver?

glycogenesis, glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis

2

Role of the liver in protein metabolism?

Builds protein

3

Role of liver in fat metabolism?

Makes fat and cholesterol

4

What does the liver store?

Glycogen and Vitamins A, D, and B12

5

What does the liver do concerning substances such as hormones, drugs, poisoning including alcohol?

detoxifies toxic substances

6

What does the liver do in the fetus?

Makes red blood cells

7

The liver is involved in what system through the Kupffer cells?

Immune system

8

Concerning the immune system what does the liver produce?

antibodies

9

What kinds of hormones does the liver make?

steroid hormones

10

What else does the liver manufacture?

Clotting factors