Liver Physiology

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andrescho
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Liver Physiology
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2013-06-17 08:17:00
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liver physiology
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Terms for liver physiology.
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  1. Cell types (5)
    • hepatocytes
    • stellate cells
    • Kupffer cells
    • sinusoidal endothelial cells
    • cholangiocytes
  2. Hepatocytes short description
    • around 60% of cellular constituents
    • around 80%-90% of liver mass
    • process toxins and metabolites
  3. Stellate Cells short description
    • hepatic stromal cells
    • produce and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix
    • store lipids and fat-soluble vitamins
  4. Kupffer cells short description
    resident hepatic macrophages
  5. Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells (SEC) short description
    • specialized endothelia with fenestrae (punctate membrane conduits)
    • permit certain blood-bourne nutrients metabolites, and toxins direct access to hepatocytes

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