Human Body Corporation

The Liver

By: Triston Wright, Christian Barker, Jackson Waldrop, Dylan Harwell

The Liver

The liver is a dark redish brown bird head shaped organ. It is located in the digestive system. Its exact location is in the upper right hand portion of the abdominal cavity, beneath the diaphragm and on the top of the stomach, right kidney, and the intestines.

Our Contribution to the Company

The liver produces bile which carries away waste and breaks down fats in the small intestine during digestion. We also store energy in the form of glycogen.

How Other Systems Interact with Us(interdependence)

We filter and remove waste from the blood in the Circulatory system. We then send the waste to the bladder in the urinary system to exit the body. Both intestines rely on this major organ. The small intestines absorbs nutrients through the villi.

5 facts about The Liver

1.The lobes are made up of thousands of lobulos

2.Divided into 3 lobes

3.Holds about 13% of the body's blood
4.Stores energy in the form of glycogen

5. The Liver is thhe second largest organ in the body

5 Facts about our department

1. We make 1 to 3 pints of saliva a day

2. Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 3 hours

3. An adult can hold up to 5 liters of material

4. The duodenum mixes food with bile

5. The human body take in 500 kg. of food per year

The Importance of the Liver/Function

The liver regulates blood clotting and clears the blood of drugs and other poisonous ammonia.

The Effects of The Livers Removal

The body would have a lot of poisonous ammonia and a lot of blood clots, the urinary and circulatory systems will shut down because of this. This will eventually kill you.

Other Organ we can Remove

I propose that you get rid of the appendix because it has no functions and is not needed in the body. Other people nationwide are getting rid of this organ and have been fine without it.

Diseases/Conditions

If the Liver is removed Cirrhosis, which is a slowly progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue.