The Liver is a biological unit –
Links and Connections – The liver is connected to rest of the body
via arteries, veins, nerves, lymphatics, biliary ducts, endocrine system
Units to Unity
It assists in creating the bigger unit – the body, by functioning as a processing and production site.
The liver is part of
the gastrointestinal system
Dependence and Independence
It depends on the gastrointestinal tract to bring raw products, the arteries to bring oxygen, the hepatic sinusoids of the portal system to transport raw products and remove metabolic products and waste, the venous system to transport all its products to the body. The biliary system delivers other products to the bowel
The liver cannot function alone and requires centrally based innervation and hormonal signaling in addition to function within the body unit
Time Growth and Aging – Embryological highlights growth and aging highlights.
The liver space lies within the right upper quadrant
Forces that relate to liver function include active transport , and osmotic forces
The most immediate interaction with its nearest neighbors Gastrointestinal tract via the portal circulation and biliary system
Arterial system via the hepatic artery
Venous system via the hepatic veins
While it …
States of Being Health and Disease
Open to the toxins of the gastrointestinal tract – eg alcohol
During health …..