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Liver Let Die
Digestive System and Metabolism
"The liver is an essential organ, and one that can mean life or death depending on its condition. See how much you know about this incomparable part of our digestive system that performs over 500 essential functions."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The liver is crucial to our health and processes all of the food we eat and most of the drugs we take.
One of the important functions of the liver is the production of an enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats. What is this enzyme called?
The liver stores _____, which has the chemical symbol Fe, as well as vitamins and minerals.
( One Word ... four letters)
The liver processes toxic chemicals, including alcohol and drugs, and filters them so that they cannot do harm to the rest of the body. Which of the following are dangerous by-products of the liver's breaking down of alcohol?
acetaldehyde and free radicals
The liver is an important source of energy because it stockpiles the sugar it processes as glycogen (a form of glucose) so that we can use it later when we need it.
Which of the following functions ARE performed by the liver in embryos, keeping in mind that while in the womb, the mother's body performs many functions for the embryo?
digestion of fats
metabolism of toxins
storage of glucose
One of the blood functions that the liver performs in adults is the production of clotting factors. These aid in _______________.
(One Word .. eleven letters (ends in -ation))
One important liver function is the production of proteins. Which of the following is NOT one of the proteins metabolized by the liver?
Sources of liver disease include bacterial and viral infections. Which of the following is NOT an INFECTIOUS disease that affects liver function?
Hepatitis A, B and C.
Cancer of the liver
HIV-related liver failure
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
When a person's liver no longer functions, sometimes the best course of action is to get a transplant. Nowadays, it is getting more and more common for a living donor to provide a part of the liver to a patient in need. Which of the following is NOT true about living-donor liver transplants?
Adults are often living donors for children who need liver transplants.
A living donor can be a smoker or overweight as long as the donor agrees to the procedure and acknowleges the risks.
A living donor does not have to be a relative of the recipient, but does need to share the same blood type.
Eight weeks after a living-donor transplant, both patient and donor livers should be almost completely regenerated.
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