Sunday, May 9, 2010

Know Your Heart Organ

Liver has a very important function in sustaining life.
Liver is the largest organ in the body. Weighing an average of 1.5 kg or about 2.5% of normal-weight adults. Liver is located on the upper right abdomen. Liver has many complex and diverse functions. Heart of a very important role in almost every function of the body's metabolism that makes the liver as an organ that is essential in sustaining life.

The main function of the liver among other things:

A. Function metabolism

Metabolism is the process of changing the structure of a substance into another substance which has similar properties, resembling, or different from the substance of it before. Changes in the structure of these substances can be either the formation or decomposition. Hearts have a big share in the metabolism of many substances the body needs such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

1. Carbohydrate metabolism

Liver (liver) regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates through the formation, storage, and a solution of glycogen. Glycogen is a form of carbohydrate that is ready for use by the body.

2. Fat metabolism

Liver (liver) play a role in the synthesis, storage and release of fat to be distributed throughout the body. Liver (liver) also produces bile which allows foods containing fat and fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K) can be absorbed by the intestine.

3. Protein metabolism

Heart is where the process of protein synthesis and destruction.

4. Vitamin metabolism

All fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the liver. Vitamins A, D and K present in large numbers, while vitamin E only in small quantities.

5. Mineral metabolism

Most of the iron stored in the liver before needed by the body, as well as copper.

B. Function synthesis

Synthesis is the formation of a compound derived from simple substances or molecules into complex compounds. An example of this synthesis function is:

1. Liver (liver) plays a role in protein synthesis or lipoprotein plasma. Examples of these proteins include albumin, globulin, and various enzymes.
2. Synthesis of bile.

C. The function neutralizing chemicals

Chemical neutralization occurs because of changes in the nature of a substance due to metabolic processes. Liver cells (liver) is rich in enzymes that helps metabolize the chemicals. One example of a chemical is a drug. In neutralize the chemicals, liver (liver) have the ability, among others:

1. Neutralize or detoxify the chemical substances such as toxins or the result of metabolism. That way these substances become easier to removed from the body through the urine or the urine and does not accumulate in the body.
3. Recycles red blood cells that have been worn.

a. Liver (liver) plays a role in protein synthesis or lipoprotein plasma. Examples of these proteins include albumin, globulin, and various enzymes.
b. Synthesis of bile.

Liver cells have the remarkable ability to regenerate. In the three times 24 hours after transplantation, the liver has been able to recover. However, if liver damage is continuously or repeatedly will form a lot of connective tissue that will disrupt liver structure, namely a condition known as cirrhosis (cirrhosis) or liver stiffness. If cirrhosis (cirrhosis) has occurred then was disrupted throughout the liver function that are essential for life.


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