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The liver is a vital organ o the digeestive seestem present in vertebrates an some ither ainimals. It haes a wide range o functions, includin detoxification, protein synthesis, an production o biochemicals necessary for digestion. The liver is necessary for survival; thare is currently na wey tae compensate for the absence o liver function in the lang term, awtho new liver dialysis techniques can be uised in the short term.

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Liver o a sheep: (1) richt lobe, (2) left lobe, (3) caudate lobe, (4) quadrate lobe, (5) hepatic artery an portal vein, (6) hepatic lymph nodes, (7) gall bladder.
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Surface projections o the organs o the trunk, shawin liver in center
Precursor Foregut
System Digestive seestem
Artery hepatic artery
Vein Hepatic vein an hepatic portal vein
Nerve Celiac ganglia an vagus nerve[1]
MeSH A03.620
TA A05.8.01.001
FMA 7197
Anatomical terminology