Q: Is a liver a vital organ of vertebrates and some other animals? ¶
Q: Is a liver the only human internal organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue? ¶
A: Yes, as little as 25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver.
Q: Are livers widely available from butchers and supermarkets? ¶
Q: Is a liver sometimes determined with a biopsy? ¶
A: Yes, and particularly when the cause of liver damage is unknown.
Q: Is a liver covered by a thin double-layered membrane? ¶
A: Yes, and the peritoneum, that help reduces friction against other organs.
Q: Is a liver collected in bile canaliculi? ¶
A: Yes, and small grooves between the faces of adjacent hepatocytes.
Q: Is a liver responsible for the breakdown of insulin and other hormones? ¶
Q: Are livers yet to be developed to promote long term replacement in the absence of the liver? ¶
Q: Is a liver connected to two large blood vessels: the hepatic artery and the portal vein? ¶
Q: Is a liver a site that is vulnerable to the passing of infection from the abdominal cavity to the thoracic cavity? ¶
Q: Was a liver devoured by an eagle? ¶
A: Yes, and only to grow back each night.
Q: Is a liver found associated with the digestive tract of the primitive chordate Amphioxus? ¶
Q: Is a liver combined with pieces of meat or kidneys, like in the various forms of Middle Eastern mixed grill? ¶
A: Yes, Liver is often made into spreads.
Q: Is a liver responsible for immunological effects—the mononuclear phagocyte system of the liver contains many immunologically active cells? ¶
A: Yes, and acting as a 'sieve' for antigens carried to it via the portal system.
Q: Is a liver also prone to many diseases? ¶
Q: Is a liver a gland? ¶
Q: Is a liver also responsible for gluconeogenesis? ¶
A: Yes, and which is the synthesis of glucose from certain amino acids, lactate or glycerol.
Q: Is a liver a reddish-brown wedge-shaped organ with four lobes of unequal size and shape? ¶
Q: Is a liver a vital organ and supports almost every other organ in the body? ¶
Q: Is a liver carried out by the liver cells or hepatocytes? ¶
Q: Is a liver found in all vertebrates? ¶
A: Yes, and is typically the largest visceral organ.
Q: Is a liver the umbilical vein which supplies nutrients to the growing fetus? ¶
Q: Is a liver thought to be responsible for up to 500 separate functions? ¶
A: Yes, and usually in combination with other systems and organs.
Q: Were livers valued as food? ¶
A: Yes, and especially the stingray liver.
Q: Was a liver thought to be the seat of the darkest emotions which drive men to action? ¶
Q: Is a liver a major site of production for thrombopoietin? ¶
A: Yes, and a glycoprotein hormone that regulates the production of platelets by the bone marrow.
Q: Is a liver removed and used to replace the entire liver of the recipient? ¶
Q: Is a liver broadly similar in all vertebrates? ¶
Q: Are livers rich in iron and vitamin A? ¶
A: Yes, and cod liver oil is commonly used as a dietary supplement.
Q: Is a liver covered in a serous coat derived from peritoneum and this has an inner fibrous coat to which it is firmly adhered? ¶
Q: Is a liver accompanied by jaundice caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the system? ¶
Q: Is a liver the main site of red blood cell production? ¶
Q: Is a liver responsible for the mainstay of protein metabolism? ¶
A: Yes, and synthesis as well as degradation.
Q: Is a liver a restoration of function? ¶
A: Yes, and not original form.
Q: Is a liver responsible for the breakdown and excretion of many waste products? ¶