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Liver Diseases (General)

  • By: Anil Seetharam
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The liver is a vital organ in the body that plays a central role in human health including detoxification of ingested substances, lipid metabolism, and synthesis of blood clotting factors and important body proteins. The cells of the liver, hepatocytes, house ...

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