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Picture of Liver

Picture of Liver

The liver is the large organ that is located in the upper part of the right abdomen. The liver is made up of two lobes. The main function of the liver is to filter the blood and detoxify chemicals and medications. It also serves as a storage site for extra energy in the form of glycogen and produces substances important for blood clotting. The liver produces bile, a fatty substance that is necessary for the digestion of fats. Bile is stored in the gallbladder, which lies just under the liver.

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Text Reference: "Liver Anatomy." Surgical Clinics of North America.