From this CPD module on liver disease you will learn:
- The structure and role of the liver
- What liver disease is and its symptoms
- How liver function is determined and the common measurements involved
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As the largest solid organ in the body, the liver holds approximately 13% of the body's total blood volume and has over 500 functions. It is situated below the diaphragm, and above and to the right of the belly button. It weighs around 1.8kg and 1.3kg in the average male and female respectively.
The liver has a unique blood supply, as it is the only organ to receive both venous and arterial blood – via the portal vein and the hepatic artery. It receives
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