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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 4/8/2018

Updated by: Ryan James Kimmel, MD, Medical Director of Hospital Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.