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Liver anatomy

Liver anatomy

Overview

The liver serves a wide variety of body functions, including detoxifying blood and producing bile that aids in digestion.

Review Date 10/24/2018

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.