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Nsg 234: Concept of Clotting; Exemplar of Liver Disease

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Functions of the liver
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1. synthesis of bile salts and secretion of bile; bile secretion is the main digestive function
2. Synthesis of plasma proteins (plasma in the blood vital to maintain blood volume= homeostasis)
3. Keeps interstitial fluid in the blood vessels
4. Temporary storage for blood in general circulation, glycogen and fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K, et B12)
5. Detoxification of drugs and other substances (site of metabolism for most drugs)
6. Excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, and drugs.
7. Causes changes in sexual characteristics (men= gynecomastia, women= amenorrhea)
8. Metabolism of CHO, fats et protein