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function of lobules
functional unit of liver
function of triad members: portal veins, bile duct and hepatic arteriole
To supply metabolic substrates to the liver and to maintain that ingested substances are first processed by the liver before entering normal circulation.
function of triad members: bile duct
To carry bile from liver to the gallbladder and from the gallbladder to the duodenum (first segment of the SMALL INTESTINE).
function of hepatic arteriole
To allow exchange of gases and nutrients in lobes of the liver.
function of alpha cells
to produce glucagon which releases glucose from the liver and fatty acids from fat tissue to increase blood glucose levels.
function of beta cells
to produce insulin which promotes the uptake and metabolism of glucose by the body's cells to decrease blood glucose levels.
To synthesize, store, and secrete digestive enzymes.