The liver is the largest gland in the body. What is it, what does it do and just how can it regenerate?
- The liver is the largest gland and the largest solid organ in the human body.
- It weighs between 1.3 and 1.8kg.
- 60% of the liver is made up of hepatocytes which absorb nutrients and remove harmful substances from the blood.
- The liver can regenerate - it can repair itself from as little as 25% of tissue.
The liver is the largest gland and the largest solid organ in the human body
It weighs around 1.8kgs in men
And 1.3kgs in women
The liver holds approximately 13% of your total blood supply at one time
The liver receives blood via the hepatic artery and portal vein which transports nutrients ...
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